Obituary of Harrell Leigh Smith
On the night of October 11, 2022, Harrell Leigh Smith passed away at the age of 63, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on June 29, 1959 in Plant City, Florida, to father Mondrel L. Smith and mother Joyce L. Ingebretson.
Harrell attended elementary school in Florida at Knights-Griffin Elementary, junior high and the beginning of high school in Gonzales, Louisiana, and ended high school at Charles Page in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, where he played football. He began working soon after high school as a mechanical drafting engineer, which led him a few years later to Flight Safety where he loved working for just over 30 years. After a long work week, Harrell enjoyed many wild nights on the town with his best friend, Ron Luce. He also held a great reverence for nature, and some of his greatest memories involve time spent hunting and fishing, especially with his children. He also enjoyed watching football, and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys.
Harrell is preceded in death by his mother and father as well as his brother, Kevin L. Smith. He is survived by his step-father Curt O. Ingebretson, his sister Susan L. Carver, and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, all of Florida. In Oklahoma, he is survived by his ex-wife Ronda Carlson and their son Justin Smith and his granddaughter Aria Smith, as well as his ex-fiancée Carla Cox and their daughter Hailey Cox, and his best friend. Harrell will be best remembered by those who knew him as a devoted worker, a playfully ornery friend, a beloved brother, and a gracious father.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends on November 4, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., at Green Hill’s chapel in Owasso.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Harrell Smith, please visit Tribute Store