Obituary photo of Rod Smith, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Rod Matthew "Rowdy" Smith

1971 - 2022
Obituary photo of Rod Smith, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Rod Matthew "Rowdy" Smith

1971 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life Gathering:
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
245 NW Independence
Topeka, KS  66608
785-234-5850
Rod Matthew Smith, AKA “Rowdy”, 51, of Waverly, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022.

He was born March 14, 1971, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Ronald and Dee Ann (Davenport) Woodson. He was a 1989 graduate of Seaman High School.

Rod was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union # 226.

Survivors include his mother, Dee Ann Woodson of Topeka; brothers, Scott Smith (Kat) of Topeka and Steve Smith (Kim) of Orlando, FL; nieces, Tatum Smith of Overland Park and Macy Smith of Lansing; nephew, Dan Smith (Samantha) of Minneola, FL; as well as his two German Shorthaired Pointers, Bugz and Sky and a loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lee Smith and his step-father Larry Woodson.

Rod loved his dogs, hunting, fishing, golfing, the Chiefs, KU basketball, NASCAR, the sprint car races in Knoxville, Iowa, and especially spending time with his family, friends, and union brothers.

A celebration of life gathering will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at the Parker Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Shawnee County Hunter Education Instructors Association (SCHEIA), sent in care of Jennifer McDonald, 1001 SE 45th Street, Topeka, KS 66609 or to the Justin Corbet Foundation, 5735 SW Urish Rd., Topeka, KS 66610.

To leave a special message for Rod’s family, please click the Share Memories button above.
Rod Matthew Smith, AKA “Rowdy”, 51, of Waverly, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022.

He was born March 14, 1971, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Ronald and Dee Ann (Davenport) Woodson. He was a 1989 graduate of Seaman High School.

Rod was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union # 226.

Survivors include his mother, Dee Ann Woodson of Topeka; brothers, Scott Smith (Kat) of Topeka and Steve Smith (Kim) of Orlando, FL; nieces, Tatum Smith of Overland Park and Macy Smith of Lansing; nephew, Dan Smith (Samantha) of Minneola, FL; as well as his two German Shorthaired Pointers, Bugz and Sky and a loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lee Smith and his step-father Larry Woodson.

Rod loved his dogs, hunting, fishing, golfing, the Chiefs, KU basketball, NASCAR, the sprint car races in Knoxville, Iowa, and especially spending time with his family, friends, and union brothers.

A celebration of life gathering will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at the Parker Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Shawnee County Hunter Education Instructors Association (SCHEIA), sent in care of Jennifer McDonald, 1001 SE 45th Street, Topeka, KS 66609 or to the Justin Corbet Foundation, 5735 SW Urish Rd., Topeka, KS 66610.

To leave a special message for Rod’s family, please click the Share Memories button above.
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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life Gathering:
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
245 NW Independence
Topeka, KS  66608
785-234-5850

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