Herman W. Smith, Jr. of Miami passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo. He was 56.

He was born June 14, 1955, in Madera, Calif., to Herman and Imogene (Willis) Smith, Sr. He worked for NEO FAB as a welder.

Survivors include: His Father, Herman Smith, Sr., two brothers, David Smith and Gary Smith, and a loving friend, Debra Dunlap.

Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Miami. Arrangement are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.