OBITUARY: Bradley Eugene Smith

Harvey County Now

Bradley Eugene Smith passed peacefully from his life here on Earth on Dec. 27, 2023.

Brad, the oldest child of William E. and Marilyn D. Smith, was born May 5, 1947, in Newton. His early years were spent in Potwin and Whitewater areas. Brad was a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; sister, Janice Sipes of Manhattan; brother, Doug Smith of Newton; his children: daughters, Jodi Sanderson of Valley Center and Jaci Ribble of Newton, and son, Brent Smith of Wichita, his two stepsons, Tyson House and Colby House; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Brad was preceded in death by his parents and grandchild.

Brad was loved very much by his family and will be sorely missed.

Brad was a great communicator and a natural-born leader. He loved to visit and tell stories with his friends and family. In a group, his presence was always felt. He will be missed by many. He was a loyal and dedicated employee of Santa Fe Railroad and worked as an engineer.

He and his wife, Janet, were married on July 28, 2002. They were fortunate enough to travel in later years and took numerous trips together, usually to warm climates where they could exercise their love for the game of golf.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Petersen Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

A service celebrating Brad’s life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Brad will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

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