OBITUARY

Logan K. Smith

May 3, 1924May 18, 2014
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Logan K. Smith, 90, of Terre Haute, crossed the finish line of life on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He entered the race on May 3, 1924, in Brazil, the only son of L.K. Smith, Sr. and Vivian R. (Gray) Smith. He married Lucille Cox on Aug 6, 1947, in Brazil.

Logan was a 1942 graduate of Brazil High School. He worked for PSI for 40 years. He began his career as a meter reader and worked his way to Head of Personnel. Logan had a strong work ethic and a desire to constantly improve. He was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. Logan participated in the Senior Olympics, winning many medals. He enjoyed an active lifestyle. Logan volunteered for Special Olympics, served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Credit Union League, and a member of 8th Avenue Baptist Church, and a member of the Terre haute Racing Club. He was active in Toastmaster’s and was instrumental in starting the club at the U.S. Penitentiary. Logan and Lucille attended many ISU basketball games.

Logan was most known for his deep loving of racing. He and Lucille attended every Indy 500 race since 1937. He also enjoyed watching Nascar.

Logan is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucille Smith of Terre Haute; his daughter, Rita Mankin of Terre Haute; granddaughters, Angela Ramey and her husband Troy and Melissa Bailey and her husband Chris, all of Terre Haute; great-grandchildren: Macy, Marlee, and Maddy Ramey, and Tyler, Krislynn, and Logan Bailey; the McClellans and the Bedells; his beloved Yorkie, Bamm Bamm, and his cat Smokey; and many wonderful friends that are too numerous to count.

Logan was preceded in death by his parents; and several cousins.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 on Wednesday, May 21, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home and an hour prior to services on Thursday, May 22. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Dick Smith officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Kind words and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mattoxwood.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 21, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • Funeral Ceremony Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Logan K. Smith

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May 22, 2014

Logan was an excellent credit union friend for many years and will be truly missed. Our condolences to the Smith family. Marge and Larry Zehrung

May 22, 2014

Our sincere sympaphy to our friends, Lucille, Rita, and family. Tom and Martha Wampler

Jim Doyle

May 21, 2014

I was sad to hear the news of Logan's passing. I was on staff at the Indiana Credit Union League from 1979 t0 1986 and got to know him and Lucille well. I always enjoyed his great sense of humor, his love of Indy Car Racing and especially his love of the credit union movement. He will be sorely missed by me, my wife, Kathy, and hundreds of credit union professionals and volunteers around the country. I pray the Lord's peace and comfort on Lucille and the family.

kim danner

May 21, 2014

our condolences. enjoyed when Pudge enthusiastically shared his racing experiences while working the polls on election day. also enjoyed spending time with Pudge and Lucille at various cookouts. special couple! our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time...

kim danner

May 21, 2014

Condolences to the family. I enjoyed Pudge's racing enthusiasm. He shared his experiences while working the polls on election day. I also bumped into Pudge and Lucille at various cookouts. Such a delightful couple! our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time...

Norm Blum

May 21, 2014

I was very sad to learn that one of the real pioneers of the Credit Union Movement had passed away. Logan will be missed and mourned by all of us who knew him.

Betty Harris

May 20, 2014

Logan was one of a kind, there will never be another. He was so kind and caring. Loved him so much, my love and prayers go out to Lucille, Rita and family. Take care of Bammie, he will miss him so...

Suzie and Denny Crowder

May 20, 2014

We were so sorry to learn of Logan's death! He was a good racing friend in the Wabash Valley Racing Club many years ago. We'll be thinking of you, Lucille! Another star will be shining a bit brighter now!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY