Jerry Dee Smith, 73, of Stuttgart passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Jerry was born Dec. 19, 1946, in Stuttgart to John and Edna Blumhorst Smith who preceded him in death. He was part of a fifth-generation farming operation that included his grandparents, parents, son, son-in-law and grandsons. After his retirement, Jerry was still active with the farm operation by planting and harvesting the crops. During his retirement, he took care of the Zion Lutheran Ulm Cemetery and was very proud to have been the person who made sure that everything was taken care of. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Carol Lunday Smith; son, Jason Smith and wife Cheryl of Ulm; daughter, DeAnne Dickson and husband Chris of Stuttgart; brother Donnie Ray Smith (Sammy) of Highland, N.C.; sisters, Diane Chlapecka and Betty Buell (Clyde) of Stuttgart; and four grandchildren, Kaylee Dickson, Dee Dickson, Jaycie Smith and Jonathan Smith.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Ulm Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Turpin Funeral Home.
His family suggests memorials be made to Zion Lutheran Ulm Cemetery.