STANLEY LINFORD SMITH, 52, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at his home in Hominy.
Stanley was born May 30, 1958, to Linford “Doc” Smith and JoAnn Shunkamolah. He loved to attend church, and was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church and Friends Church, both in Hominy. He was blessed with countless relatives and many friends, all whom which he cherished and loved to be in fellowship with. He was also blessed with a new home in 2008, where he was known to open his doors to anyone in need. Stanley was proud of his heritage, and chose to carry on with the traditions that his ancestors passed along to him by dancing and taking part in the In’lon’ska dances, where he held a continual position on the Zon Zo Li District Committee.
Although Stanley attended school at Tulsa Tech for auto collision repair, he loved to cook; and chose to practice his abilities by opening his own restaurant in Downtown Hominy, specializing in Traditional Indian Food. The Ribbon Work design that he placed on the glass of the location (which is currently a second hand store) is said to still be there. Over the years, he would usually be seen around Hominy selling his meat pies.
Surviving are: His son Jonas Smith; His daughter Elizabeth Irons; His niece Junitress Smith; And a host of other family and friends. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Karen Kelly Smith.
Rosary was recited on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m., at the Hominy Indian Village Community Center. Traditional Indian services were Thursday, Dec. 23, at 9 a.m., also at the Center, officiated by Everett Waller. Mass followed at 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hominy, officiated by Father Bruce Brosnahan. Interment was held in the A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery, Hominy. McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska was in charge of the arrangements.
The family of Tony Smith would like to send a special Thank You to everyone who supported us during this rough time. Whether it was with your presence anytime during the services, prayers, food, or money, we are deeply grateful. We hope and pray that God blesses each and every one of you and your family members in this New Year.