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Jack D. Smith

March 17, 1935 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

Jack D. Smith, 87, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born March 17, 1935 on the family farm in Whitley County, he was the son of Noel A. and C. Leona (Ferrell) Smith.

A lifelong resident of Whitley County, Jack graduated Jefferson Center High School with the Class of 1953 and attended Carpenter Apprentice School for 4 years. On September 25, 1954, he married M. Marie Hine. Along with being a lifelong farmer, Jack worked for C.A. Lehman Construction for 30 years doing carpenter work in Fort Wayne and R.E. Crosby for 15 years in Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Huntington Moose Lodge No. 837; past member of the Columbia City Eagles, volunteer at Jefferson Township Fire Department, and 50 plus years in the Carpenter's Union.

Jack was a hard worker, always staying busy. If he was not working, you could find him tinkering in his barn. He enjoyed wood working and built many items including reindeers for Marie to paint, bird houses, benches, BBQ tables and flower pot holders. Jack was proud of his family's farm and was a recipient of the Hoosier Homestead Farm achievement of having the Ferrell-Smith Farm in the family for over 150 years.

He is survived by his children, Diane Dadisman, Jeff (Jen) Smith and Judy (Jim) Vanderford; brother, Doral (Helen) Smith; sister-in-laws, Shirley Smith, Bonnie Gillum and Wanda Hine; 8 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Smith; son, Bill Smith; sister, Beverly Ann Juillerat; brother, Ed Smith; and son-in-law, Marshall Dadisman.  

Visitation will be 2-8 pm with a Rosary prayer to begin at 2 pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. The Family Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home at 8:30 am Thursday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 9989 S. State Road 9, Columbia City with Father Dale Bauman officiating. Burial will take place at St. Catherine's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given in his memory to Masses or St. Catherine's Church Building Fund. Visit www.DeMoneyGrimes.com to send Jack's family online condolences.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
600 Countryside Dr.
Columbia City, IN 46725

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

2:00 PM
DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
600 Countryside Dr.
Columbia City, IN 46725

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
March 31, 2022

9:30 AM
St. Catherine s Catholic Church (S. State Road 9, Columbia City)

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