Laughter was shed along with a few tears at a celebration of life for Lyle H. Smith, who died July 26 at 101 years old. Bill Smith, center, spoke about his father at Thursday’s service: “The greatest honor for him was when a kid called him, ‘Coach,’ ” Bill said.
Laughter was shed along with a few tears at a celebration of life for Lyle H. Smith, who died July 26 at 101 years old. Bill Smith, center, spoke about his father at Thursday’s service: “The greatest honor for him was when a kid called him, ‘Coach,’ ” Bill said. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Laughter was shed along with a few tears at a celebration of life for Lyle H. Smith, who died July 26 at 101 years old. Bill Smith, center, spoke about his father at Thursday’s service: “The greatest honor for him was when a kid called him, ‘Coach,’ ” Bill said. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com

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