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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Jerry Eugene Smith 59, of Rolla

  • Jerry Eugene Smith passed away October 26, 2013 at the age of 59 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center after a seven-month battle with cancer.
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  • Jerry Eugene Smith
    59, of Rolla
    Jerry Eugene Smith passed away October 26, 2013 at the age of 59 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center after a seven-month battle with cancer.
    He was born September 18, 1954 in West Plains, Mo. He is the son of Charles E. Smith and Nancy E. Smith.
    Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and niece Rachael D. Wisdom.
    Jerry is survived by many loving family members including three daughters, Stephanie Smith of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Amy Studdard and husband Jason Studdard of Rolla and Natalie Vaidya and husband David Vaidya of Bowling Green, Mo., along with 10 grandchildren and brother Donnie and wife Judy Smith and sister Brenda and husband Tim Sommer and sister Patty and husband Guy Gibbs and sister Tami and husband Paul Skaggs.
    Jerry was an architect and carpenter in his early years of life and worked for Cantex of Rolla for several years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved being outdoors. He spent his life helping others.
    The memorial service will be held at St. James Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. followed by food and visitation.
    The family has asked for donations to be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the Wildlife Conservation Organization.
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