Ernest Vaughn Smith, 70, of Hannibal, died at 9:37 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Ernest Vaughn Smith, 70, of Hannibal, died at 9:37 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Brush Arbor Church in Monroe City, with Pastor Larry Hinds officiating.

Ernest was born on March 26, 1947, in Hannibal, the son of Herbert and Ida Rothfuss Smith. He married Linda Berry on July 3, 1969, and she survives.

His parents; a brother, Donald Smith; and a sister, Karen Smith, preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son, Daniel Smith; one daughter, Carla (Mark) Goethe; four brothers, Ron Smith, Michael (Rita) Smith, Larry Smith and Dennis (Lori) Smith; two sisters, Linda (Dale) Hurley and Diane Halley; six grandchildren, Daniel Smith, Bradly Skiles, Zachary Goethe, Sara Smith, Alysa Goethe and Garrett Beckman; and two great-grandchildren.

Ernest enjoyed fishing and hunting and he loved his kids and grandkids. He worked as a meat cutter for over 40 years, with 25 of those years at Slagle Food in Iowa.

Condolences may be sent to condolences@grandviewfuneral.com. Memorials maybe given to Linda Smith.