Services were held Friday, April 21 for Lynn Robert Smith, 48, of Exeter. He passed away on Monday, April 17, 2006. He was born on Nov. 27, 1957 in Covina, Calif. to Robert and Thelma Smith. He moved to Strathmore at the age of 3 where he lived and attended elementary schools, moving to Exeter where he graduated from Exeter Union High School in 1975.

He married Christen L. Hendrix on July 30, 1983 and established a home in Exeter. They owned and operated L&C Smith Groves, Farm Management and Smith's Orchard Spraying. He and Christen did extensive traveling which was especially enjoyable for them. They were avid fishermen, loved camping, dirt biking and were NASCAR fans.

Lynn was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma, a brother Thomas Aldrich and grandparents Harold and Lucille Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Christen of Exeter; children, Mathew Smith and his wife Jessica and their children Elijah, Eva and Noah-Lee of Searcy, Ark.; Amber Smith of Visalia; Susie Hendrix and Gary Williams and their children Bryant Hendrix, Larry Williams and Joshua Hendrix of Exeter; his father, Robert, his wife Jeanne of Coos Bay, Ore. He is also survived by his sisters; Lois Wenzek, her husband Darrel of Freeland, Wash.; Marcy Harper of Acampo, Calif.; Angie Aldrich of Porterland, Ore.; Mary Manes, her husband Jerry of Rolling Hills, Wyo.; B.J. Fallert and husband Robert of Strathmore; and sister-in-law Cheri (Aldrich) Arbizo of Exeter, his brother Marvin Aldrich of Elderwood; Clyde and his wife Kim Aldrich of Tehema, Calif. He is also survived by three cousins, Thomas, Kurt and Michael Bechtel.

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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