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Herman Patrick Smith Jr., 64, of Hayes, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 8, 2020. He was born on Dec. 15, 1955 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Herman graduated from Denbigh High School, class of 1973. After serving in the United States Air Force he went on to become a certified mechanic. His passion was working on cars and he had a lifetime love for music. Friends and family will remember him for his huge laugh and loving generosity.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Patrick Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Trudy Mills Smith; mother, Barbara T. Smith; sister, Nena Kirk (Larry); nephews, Patrick Karow (Stephanie), Justin Karow, and many extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, in memory of Herman Patrick Smith Jr.

Services are under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.