Rozier W. "Woody" Smith, Jr.; Master Sergeant First Class, Infantry, Silver Star Recipient (Ret), a Soldier for Life, passed away on May 31, 2020 at his home in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Rozier was preceded in death by his parents; Rozier W. Smith, Sr. and Flossie S. Smith in addition to five brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Janice M. Smith, of the home, and five daughters from a previous marriage; Tona Smith, Olympia, Washington, Lenna McKinney and her spouse, Pete, Bullard, Texas, Juanita Bohnhof, Delpha Stiffler and Neva Smith, all of Irrigon, Oregon.

Rozier also has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements will be entrusted to Charter Funeral Home, 913-682-5400, and will include Military Honors followed by burial at Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth, Kansas.

He saw a hand we could not see, that beckoned him away

He heard a voice we could not hear, that wouldn't let him stay.

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