Avery G. Smith, 73, of Land O’ Lakes died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence.
Avery was born Oct. 27, 1939, the son of Russell and Vera (Eastman) Smith. Avery graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in accounting. He owned and operated Avery Smith, CPA in the Lakeland area from 1966 to 2003 and then retired and moved to Land O’ Lakes.
Avery married Judith Fitz-Patrick Aug. 6, 1960, in Arlington Heights, Ill. Avery enjoyed photography, building model trains and model wood ships.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judith, of Land O’ Lakes; two daughters, Tracy (Jim) McCafferty of Minocqua, and Callie Weisman of Minocqua; one son, Mark (Cherie) Smith of Lake Tomahawk; and by five grandchildren, Shelby, Kelly, Kody, Bret and Jordan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Roger Smith.
Upon his wishes, cremation took place and private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dr. Kate Lakeland Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com.
Nimsgern funeral & Cremation Services is handling the arrangements.