Connell Lionel Smith

Conell SmithMay 9, 1931 – March 30, 2016

Connell Lionel Smith, age 84, passed away March 30, 2016, in Cedar City, Utah. He was born May 9, 1931, to Lionel Earl Smith and Reva Fullmer in Richfield, Utah.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Connell was also a member of the Cedar City Jaycees and of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

He married the love of his life Marlynn Heppler on March 16, 1955, in Las Vegas, Nevada at Bishop Bunker’s home and they were later sealed in the St. George Temple. Con was an engineer for Mountain Bell Telephone, retiring after 35 years. He was a devoted father and friend, loved horses and animals and enjoyed the outdoors. His most cherished memories were going on cattle drives and horse riding trips with his friends. He also loved having family together for dinners and parties.

He is survived by his wife; his children Chris (Li) of Cedar City, Utah; Kelly (ReNae) of Cedar City, Utah; Lynn (Sheri) of Cedar City, Utah; sister Valeria King of Antimony, Utah; Bruce (Rachel) of Circleville, Utah; five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother David Smith and his brother-in-law Eugene King.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Cedar 7th/9th Ward Chapel located at 256 S. 900 West, Cedar City, Utah.
  • Viewing will be held Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary in Cedar City.
  • A viewing will be held Wednesday morning in the Ward Chapel from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

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