Jack D. Smith, 79, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral Services were April 5 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A private family burial with military honors will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s name may be directed to the Smith family.
Jack was born March 27, 1935, in Rock Falls, Ill. to Vernon LaRue and Rae Madeline (Rathke) Smith. He was married to Janet Sue Light on Aug. 8, 1969, in Sterling, Ill. Jack served with the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1956 during the Korean War. He owned and operated J&J Trucking until his retirement at age 74.
He is survived by his wife, Janet of Cedar Rapids; daughter Kerrie (Ron) Pettit of Solon; son Kevin (Theresa) Smith of Vinton; daughter Jennifer (Kevin) Cline of Cedar Rapids; daughter LeAnne (Craig) Smith-Perry of Urbana; daughter Kelly Rae Leduc of Canada; son Randy Dublo of Ohio; nineteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Joyce Olds and Sandra (Larry) Geesey of Illinois.