Originally published Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:26p.m.

Lonnie E. Garner Smith, 62, passed away December 2, 2017. He was born November 4, 1955. Lonnie was a proud Marine, Wildland Firefighter and a proud father. He was proud altogether.

He loved his family more than life itself. His wife, kids and grandchildren meant the world to him. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Smith; his children, Lonnie, Tova (Andrew), and Amos; grandchildren, Angelina, Lorraine, Lenny and Sparrow; father, Bert Garner his sister, Sheryl; and brothers, Billy, Frank and Elvis and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Garner Smith.

A visitation will be 6 pm Friday, December 8, 2017 at Middle Verde Rock Church. Funeral service will be 10 am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Yavapai-Apache Nation Gymnasium.

Interment with military honors will take place immediately following the funeral services at Yavapai-Apache Nation Cemetery.

Please share your condolences at www.BuelerFuneralHome.com

Information provided by survivors.