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Jerry Jay Smith

November 28, 1936 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 81)

Jerry J. Smith, age 81, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Correctionville, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home of Spirit Lake.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville with the Pastor Ron Rice officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Mumford-Moon Post #79 and the Sioux Valley VFW Post #1750 both of Correctionville.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 9:30 AM at the church. 

Jerry Jay Smith was born November 28, 1936 to Wayne and Mildred (Foster) Smith in Correctionville, Iowa.  He was a graduate of Correctionville High School in 1954.  Jerry joined the United States Navy and served from 1955 to 1959.  He went on to earn a degree from Morningside College in Sioux City and in 1973 Jerry graduated from Western State College of Law. 

Jerry was united in marriage to Kathryn Luise in Las Vegas, NV on October 11, 1980.  The couple raised their family in Barstow, California. He worked for Southern California Edison, and was a Corporate Lawyer and an Attorney at Law family practice in Iowa, retiring in 1995 and moving back to Correctionville, Iowa. 

Jerry was an avid fisherman, a horseshoe champion, enjoyed camping and hunting and he loved his dog Sadee. He was a member of the American Legion Mumford Moon Post #79 and VFW Sioux Valley Post #1750 in Correctionville.  He was a member of the Barstow Baptist Church.  Jerry was a member of the California Bar Association and the Iowa Bar Association.  He will be remembered by his great sense of humor. 

He is survived by his wife, Kitty Smith of Spirit Lake, Iowa; daughter, Lisa Smith of Gardner, KS; sons, Mitchell Smith and Tracy Smith of Olathe, KS; grandchildren, Scott Smith, Andre Toscono, and Jennifer Smith, all of Gardner KS; great-grandchildren, Theodore Smith and Phoebe Taylor of Gardner, KS;  sister, Norma (Ron) Nelson of Correctionville, IA; and niece and nephew, Lori Defeo and Larry Nelson.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Mildred Smith and a son, Parker Smith.  

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