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Noel "Sonny" Richard Smith

February 4, 1938 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 83)

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Noel “Sonny” Richard Smith of Cuba, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Phelps Health in Rolla at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 7 days. Sonny was born February 4, 1938 in Courtois, Missouri to the late Charles “Willard” Smith and Eva Marie Breakfield Smith.

Sonny loved music, especially country. In his younger days, he played with local bands in St. Louis and later moved to Nashville where he was a professional musician, singing and playing the guitar, for over twelve years.   He also had various jobs in St. Louis and also moved to Mississippi where he worked on shrimp boats for a while.  Eventually, he moved back to St. Louis and then back near home in the Cuba and Steelville area. Sonny also loved doing carpentry work.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Roger Smith.

Sonny is survived by a daughter, Alisha Dyan Gaddy of CO; two brothers, Wayne (Lori) Smith of St. George, UT and Warren (Jo) Smith of Canon City, CO; one sister, Mary (Jerry) Shaw of St. Charles, MO; special cousins, Diane Stubbert of Steelville, MO and Roger (Helen) Halbrook of Patton, MO; other relatives; and friends.

The Family chose cremation as the final disposition. No services will be held.

The Smith Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.

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