The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 14, 2013

Jerry L. Smith

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Aug. 28, 1942 - March 13, 2013

Jerry L. Smith, age 70, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home.

There will be no visitation. In following Jerry’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be left at  

Jerry was born in Toronto, Iowa, on August 28, 1942. He was adopted by Edgar R. and Leila (Reinking) Smith. He served with the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Jerry married Penolope (Penny) Hampsher on May 6, 1967, in Moline, IL. He was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for many years and later owned Jerry’s Tarp Repair in Thomson, IL. He was of the Christian faith.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Penny, of Clinton; his sister, Judy (Richard) Mann of Davenport; two grandchildren, Amanda Smith and George Bowling, III; a daughter-in-law, Christina Bowling of Murray, KY; two half brothers; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Corey; and a sister, Janie.  

Death date: March 13, 2013