Obituary for Mr. Wendell "Louie" Smith

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Mr. Wendell "Louie" Smith

June 16, 1957 - July 7, 2019

Wendell “Louie” Smith, age 62 passed away all too soon on Sunday evening, July 7, 2019 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

Louie was born June 16, 1957, in Indianapolis, to the late Homer T. and Ester “Velvie” (Halliburton) Smith. Louie was a 1976 graduate of Perry Meridian High School and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech Community College.

Louie worked for SM&P Underground Utilities for 15 years before retiring as the District Manager for Southern Indiana in 2007. After retirement, Louie worked part-time for Lowes in the Loss Prevention Department.

Faith was a very important part of his Louie’s life. He was a member and Deacon of the First Christian Church of Morgantown. He enjoyed reading and studying God’s word. In his free time, Louie enjoyed fishing, playing pool, spending time in the outdoors, gardening and watching NASCAR. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Cynthia “Cindi” (Curbeaux) Smith, whom he married on October 18, 2008 in Indianapolis, children: Krysta Smith of Decatur Twp, Rachelle (Nick) Cannon-Mason of Whiteland, stepchildren: Amy Johnson of Plainfield, Brian (Renee) Mink of Indianapolis; siblings: Gale (Joan) Smith of Avon, Rondal (Gloria) Smith and Katrina White both of Indianapolis. He is also survived by his step grandchildren, God Granddaughter, Breeanna, several nieces and nephews and his faithful, four legged companion Skittles.

Louie was preceded in death by his parents and brother Randy Smith.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13th at the First Christian Church of Morgantown: 2717 South Morgantown Rd in Morgantown. Friends may call on Friday, July 12th from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 p.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Louie to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association: 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Condolences may be sent to the Smith family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Christian Church of Morgantown


2717 S. Morgantown Road
Morgantown, IN 46160

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Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

First Christian Church of Morgantown


2717 S. Morgantown Road
Morgantown, IN 46160

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

First Christian Church of Morgantown


2717 S. Morgantown Road
Morgantown, IN 46160

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Born: June 16, 1957
Died: July 7, 2019

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Rhonda posted on 7/15/19

I'm so sadden to hear about my dear co-worker Louie. Such a great person. Great listener and encourager so full of wisdom. Always talking about his family whom he love so.. so.. much. I pray that God will continue get you through this must difficult time.


Remona, Kim and Byron posted on 7/13/19

We cannot even begin to understand what you and your family are going through right now, but we would like to offer our condolences to you and your family. We are deeply saddened by Louis’s death and understand that what you are going through right now is very difficult. We are truly sorry for your loss. Word’s cannot express the sadness we feel for you and your family dealing with the death of Louis. We will miss him greatly. Our family will not be the same. There were few who could compare to Louis. His kindness and willingness to help others before himself was so amazing. Just as his wish when thinking of others by contributing to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association as this cause is very meaningful to our family. We are here for you and your family and if there is anything that we can do to help you, just reach out to either of us.


Shidler Family posted on 7/11/19

I have had the pleasure of being Louie's neighbor for many years and can truly say he is one of the nicest persons I have ever met. He was always so kind and friendly to my kids as well. He was always there to help when needed. It's going to be very different looking next door and not see him playing with the dogs, or doing something with the pool or yard or not being able to have those neighborly chats anymore. My family will miss you dearly.


Joy Roberts posted on 7/9/19

I’m so very sorry for your loss Cindi. Louie is flying high with the angels now and at peace.


Bill&Cindi Withers posted on 7/8/19

So very sorry for your loss my prayers are for you Cindi and the girls