Julius D. “JD” Smith
Julius D. “JD” Smith, 77, of rural Bonaparte, died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals, in Iowa City.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Pedrick Funeral Home, in Keosauqua, with Rev. Mark Caston officiating. Visitation with family present will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., on Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 28845 250th St., Bonaparte, Iowa 52620.
Smith was born on Aug. 1, 1939, in Farmville, Va., the son of Luther F. and Margaret E. Wingfield Smith. He attended Blackstone High School. He married Sandra F. Wagner on Jan. 4, 1963, in East Liberty, Ohio. He served in the Army Reserves for eight years.
He worked for the State of Ohio as an assistant manager of a state park.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening, woodworking, and working on the farm with fruit trees, building food plots and forest improvement projects.
Smith is survived by his wife, Sandra; three sons, Brian Smith, of Eldora, Joe Smith, of Chatsworth, Ga., and Jeff Smith, of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.