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Jack L Smith
04/12/1937 - 06/10/2020
Obituary for Jack L Smith
Jack L. Smith, 83, of Sedalia, MO passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born on April 12, 1937 in Fayetteville, GA the son of Claude and Violet (Cole) Smith, who preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage to Sonja Register, who preceded him in death on May 8, 2015.
Jack was a true man of God and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Sedalia, where he served as the Senior Men Sunday School teacher. He was a Railroad conductor for the Katy Railroad and later Union Pacific Railroad. He enjoyed going to church, gardening, and thoroughly loved his wife's fried chicken. He found laughter in telling stories and jokes. He especially loved being with his family.
Survivors include a son, Beau Calabria (Marty) of Greensboro, NC; a daughter, Shannon Downs (Danny) of Blue Springs, MO; a brother, Dick Smith (Fanny) of Glasgow, KY; two sisters, Claudette Smith of Greenwood, MO and Cindy Cramer (Jimmy) of Sedalia; three grandchildren, Dustin Downs, Haley Tryon, and Jaclyn Naylor; four great-grandchildren, Colton Tryon, Rylie Naylor, Ellie Downs, and Cooper Tryon.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Smith and a sister, Kay Harper.
Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Duane Duchesne officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Missouri Army National Guard and Sedalia VFW Post #2591.
Visitation will be from one hour prior to service time at the church.
Honorary bearers will be Dustin Downs, Kelly Smith, Jason Smith, Clayton Tryon, Eric Naylor, Matt Ross, and Ben Harper
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
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