Gordon A. Smith, 66, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Fort Dodge.

     Gordon A. Smith, 66, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Fort Dodge.
     He was born July 27, 1945, at Dodge City to Gordon L. and Billie Lee (Lamb). Gordon married Kathy Arnold on Dec. 23, 1973, in Leavenworth.
     He enlisted in the U.S. Army and graduated from OCS at Fort Benning, Ga., in 1966. Gordon served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader.
     He was the owner and operator of Jack of Hearts and Gordon Smith Heating and Cooling.
     He is survived by his wife, Kathy, of the home; one son, Brian Smith and wife, Dr. Jennifer Smith, of Blue Earth, Minn.; one daughter, Jessa Smith and her future husband, Mason Froebe, of Overland Park; one granddaughter; one brother, Randy Smith of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Coleen Cossell and husband, Spike, of Bucklin, Marji Burgard and husband, Bruce, of Shawnee, and Jerri Deardoff and husband, John, of Hutchinson; and his mother, Billie Lee Smith of Bucklin.
     He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Fredrick Smith.
     The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with Dr. Gary Winget presiding. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth.
     Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Swaim Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
     Memorials are suggested to Bucklin Arbor Fund or the First Baptist Church in care of Swaim Funeral Home, 1901 Sixth Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.