September 16, 1947 - November 5, 2020
Terry Gray Smith, age 73, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Terry was born on September 16, 1947, to John and Marcella (Dale) Smith in Albia, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Albia before serving his country in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany and Vietnam. Terry had many jobs over the years, including working for Frank Miller for many years as well as for Ben Shinn trucking where he was a mechanic and worked in the wash bays. He loved being outdoors, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed working on cars. Terry also enjoyed spending time with his friends. Terry is survived by a daughter, Barbara Crocker; 2 sons, Terry Neal and Kenneth Smith; a granddaughter, Jessica Crocker; his siblings, Karol (Jodi) Smith of Washington, Danny Smith of Arizona, Ernie Smith of Ackworth, IA, and Martha (Bob) Hoover of Albia, IA; his stepchildren, Bucky Brink and Mindy (Pete) Conn; and his step grandchildren, Barza (John) Graf, Ocean Brink, Cyriss Brink, Zachary Conn, Lailynn Conn, and Maddy Brink. Terry is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marcella and 2 sisters-in-law, LaDonna Smith and Mary Smith. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Terry’s family present to greet family and friends. According to the rules put in place by the Iowa Department of Public Health, proper social distancing and reasonable personal protective equipment is advised for attending a religious public event. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Pastor Richard Grimes officiating and military honors provided by the American Legion of Albia, Melrose and Lovilia. A private family burial will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established to the family.
Terry Gray Smith, age 73, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Terry was born on September 16, 1947, to John and Marcella (Dale) Smith in Albia, Iowa. He grew up and... View Obituary & Service Information
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