Danny Kuhl Smith, 80, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at his home.
He was born October 4, 1941 to Elmer Neal and Emily Grace (Acklin) Smith in Canton, Mississippi.
Danny attended Bradford High School in Bradford, AR before enlisting in the U.S. Army from 10-15-58 to 02-07-1962, during this time he served in Korea. In 1959 Danny met the love of his life Carolyn Jean Freeze, they married March 23, 1962. Danny and Carolyn moved to Little Axe in 1972 where they have resided for the last 49 years. While living here they have become members of the Etowah Baptist Church. He worked many years at the Little Axe Public Schools as a Maintenance and Transportation Director. Danny and Carolyn were long time member and callers of the Norman Silver Spurs Square Dance Club. They spent many years traveling across the U.S. with the square dance group and his career as a truck driver. He has been to all 50 states and 49 of them have been driving a semi-truck. He was incredibly hardworking, and always finding things to piddle with. He passed his hardworking mentality down through generations. Danny took great pride in spending time with his family. He loved taking his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to feed the cows.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Emily Smith; brother, Harold Smith; and sister, Camilla Edens.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Loran Greenlee of Shawnee, OK; son, Darrell Smith of Little Axe, OK; daughter-in-law, Tammy Smith of Little Axe, OK; son and daughter-in-law, Derrick and Penny Smith of Little Axe, OK; his grandchildren, Chanda Carreon of Shawnee, OK, Israel Carreon of Shawnee, OK, Ashlie and Josh May of Shawnee, OK, Jennifer and Dallas Williams of Little Axe, OK, Clifton and Devon Smith of Shawnee, OK, Brandon Smith and Jessica Norris of Little Axe, OK, Cana and Jacob Hall of Meeker, OK, Travis Smith of Norman, OK, Bryan and Jennifer Bain of Moore, OK; his great-grandchildren include, Emiliano Carreon, Kadenn May, Elena Carreon, Keylee May, Paxton Williams, Parker Williams, Sawyer Smith, Paytin Williams, Huxley Smith, Roman Smith and Arden Smith; siblings include, Jackie and Harvey Ferguson of Texas, Marty and John Cox of Arkansas, Kay and Charlie Fortson of Arkansas, Judy and Don Turner of Norman, OK; and brother-in-law, Charlie Edens of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
We would like to give special thanks to Rick and Lori of Frontier Hospice, for taking wonderful care of Danny during this chapter of life.
Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2021 and continue through service time. Service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2021 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Paul Bettis, Etowah Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.