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SMITH, Gerald R.


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 7/8/2010 at 14:34:13

"The Fairfield Ledger", Friday, July 2, 2010, Page 8

SMITH, Gerald -- Gerald SMITH, 85, of Batavia, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at home.

Arrangements are pending at Kremer Funeral Chapel in Batavia.


"The Fairfield Ledger", Tuesday, July 6, 2010, Page 8

SMITH, Gerald R. -- Gerald R. SMITH, 85, of Batavia, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at home.

A celebration of his life was held at 2:30 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Batavia, with the Rev. Tom Shipley officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, north of Batavia, with military rites accorded by American Legion O.B. Nelson Post No. 775.

Memorials may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church of Batavia or Hospice of Wapello and Davis Counties.

Arrangements are in the care of Kremer Funeral Chapel of Batavia.

Mr. SMITH was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Wapello County, the son of Raphael E. and Mary Neva MILLER SMITH. He married Marlys SOMMER June 20, 1959, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Throughout the years, Mr. SMITH had worked at J.I. Case Co. and operated a Standard Gas Station. He also worked at Winger-Boss Co. and retired from The Dexter Company. In retirement, he opened a tire repair business out of his garage in Batavia.

Mr. SMITH was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy from 1942-1946.

Survivors include his wife; nine children, Jerry L. SMITH and wife Sue of Davenport, Carol KOPP and husband Carl of Bloomfield, Mary McLAUGHLIN and husband Randy of Alabama, Laura JONES and husband Robert of Maine, L. P. SMITH of Hayesville, Luallen DODSON and husband Randy of Davenport, Lloyd E. SMITH and wife Jean of Birmingham, Leo R. SMITH and wife Tammy of Texas and Lanette OLIVER and husband Weldon of Texas; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six siblings, Don SMITH of Douds, Lulu Belle COLLETT of Indiana, Alice LEE of North Liberty, Dorothy BATES of Fort Madison, Virginia FAULKNER of Missouri and Anna Marie MILLER of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jane E. COX; and three brothers, Dale, Floyd and Keith SMITH.

Copied with permission from The Fairfield Ledger, Inc.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Per a SMITH relative, Gerald was married three times: first, Twyla Ramona WELCH; second, Shirley Ann HOLTON; and third, Marlys May SOMMER.


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