Delta resident Omer Smith Jr. died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at his home. He was 64 years.
Upon his request no services will be held.
Omer Smith, Jr. was born Jan. 2, 1953 to Omer Smith, Sr. and Virginia Ann (Cude) Smith in Casa Grande, Ariz. He spent his childhood and attended school in Arizona.
Omer moved to the Western Slope 40 years ago where he met and married Sandy Dunnagan on Dec. 30, 1989, in Grand Junction. The couple would have celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary in December.
Mr. Smith enjoyed building his home, building rustic furniture, tile work, golfing, fishing, hunting and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Smith; his mother, Ann Smith; two sons, Randy Doty and Jeff Doty; three daughters, Dawna Numbers, Cheryl Smith and Melissa Anderson; two sisters, Kay Black and Tammy Gonzales; nine grandchildren, Tyler, Makayla, Emily, Taryn, Rachel, Megan, Becca, Shelby and Nathaniel; and three great-grandchildren, Liam, Matthew, Easton and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Pat Chatterton.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.