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Bruce Smith

April 5, 1941 — September 23, 2014

Bruce Smith

Obituary for Bruce W. Smith

Bruce W. Smith, 73, of Lewis, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bruce Wayne Smith was born on April 5, 1941, the son of Delford Oscar and Agatha Margaret (Johnson) Smith in Lewis, Iowa, on the kitchen table. He attended school in Lewis and later enrolled at Nuts, Fenders and Bolts, an auto body school, in Missouri.

On January 1, 1970, he met Edna Gross on her dad's front porch. They later married at the Lewis United Congregational Church on December 3, 1971. They were the first couple married in the church after it was built.

Bruce was a stranger to no one, and could make friends any place he went. He loved to play pranks and tell jokes, and is probably still telling them now. Bruce was a family man and enjoyed time with them whether it was just hanging out or grabbing a bite to eat. For many years they would gather every Sunday after church at his mom's house to play cards and have lunch. After she passed away the tradition was carried on a few Saturday's a month at his daughter Lisa's house. The children will always remember the special things he did with each of them which included, visiting June at Burger King or drinking coffee in the evening with Dottie on her front porch swing. His passion for cars continued after auto body school, whether it was just tinkering, watching the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction or attending car shows.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 42 years, Edna of Lewis, IA; previous wife, Mary Angel Smith of Atlantic, IA; daughters, Dottie Ann Smith (Tabatha Woodrome) of Lewis, IA, Sherry Smith (Mike Darby) of Mt. Vernon, MO, Lisa (Bill) Hill of Council Bluffs, IA, and June Smith (Jake Blaine) of Massena, IA; grandchildren, Steven Wayne (Kristen) Smith of Virginia, Theresa Miller of Lewis, IA, David Neeley of Mt. Vernon, MO, Bruce Wayne Smith (Jessica Brotherton) of Atlantic, IA, Sara Marie White of Parkville, MO, Ashley Lynn Hill and Blake Ryan Hill, both of Council Bluffs, and Dylan Blaine of Massena, IA; great-grandchildren, Damon Smith, Gavin Miller, Shyanne Smith, Abigale Smith, Lakoda Dawn King White, and Sebastian Xavier Smith; brother and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Dale Allen Smith; brothers, Billy and Stanley Smith; and brother-in-law, Lynn Gross.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014, at the United Congregational Methodist Church in Lewis, with Pastor Nadine Aydt, officiating.

Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Lewis, IA.

A visitation with the family present is planned for Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 5-7 PM, at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Roland Funeral Service of Atlantic, Iowa is caring for Bruce's family and his arrangements. Condolences and memorial candles may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Bruce Wayne Smith

BORN
April 5, 1941
Lewis, Iowa

ENTERED INTO REST
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
At the age of
73years, 5 months & 18 days
Omaha, Nebraska

FUNERAL SERVICE
2:00 P.M.
Monday, September 29, 2014
United Congregational Methodist Church
Lewis, Iowa

OFFICIATING
Pastor Nadine Aydt

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
“How Great Thou Art” by Carrie Underwood
“God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
“Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn
“See You Again” by Carrie Underwood
“I Found the Answer” by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
“Amazing Grace” by The Statlers

CASKET BEARERS
Cob Baucom
Richard Juhl
Bruce Wayne Smith
Tim Malcolm
Lucas Malcolm
Robert Baucom

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Mike Brousseau
Devin Furne
Bill Hill
Jake Blaine
Keith Zarbano
Jordan Zarbano
David Thomas
Gary Jameson

INTERMENT
Oakwood Cemetery
Lewis, Iowa

Bruce’s family invites friends & relatives to join them for lunch
in the church fellowship hall following services at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.







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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church

401 1st St, Battle Creek, IA 51006

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Oakwood Cemetery Lewis, IA

, Lewis, IA 51544

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