Michael L. Smith


Michael L. Smith age 72, of rural Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. Mike was born November 5, 1947 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Laverne and Alice (McElderry) Smith. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1966. After graduating from High School, he joined The United States Navy and he served until 1970. Mike met and married Sandy Jinks on May 24, 1968. From this union they were blessed with a son and were married for fifty-two years. Mike worked for Bell-Lucent Technologies for 30 years before he retired. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his grandson. He will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents Laverne and Alice Smith, brother Dan, sister Linda Winchester, mother -in-law Jeanette Whipperling, daughter-in law Cathy Smith.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Smith of Missouri Valley, Iowa, son Arron Smith and significant other Dr. Jill Rhoden, sisters Karen Brockman and husband Kenny of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Julie Meade and husband Duane of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Lisa Mickey and husband Kim of Missouri Valley, Iowa, sister -in law JoAnn and significant other LeRoy McCabe of Honey Creek, Iowa, two grandchildren, Adrian Smith and Jacob Rhoden, sisters in law Shawn and Brian Loomis of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Linda Kieser of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Memorials and gifts can be directed to the family.

Visitation will be 9:00a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family invites everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship to the Christian Church Fellowship Center following the service at the funeral home.

Military Honors will be conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post #337 of Missouri Valley

In Loving Memory Of Michael L. Smith

Born November 5, 1947 Council Bluffs, Iowa

Entered Into Rest September 7, 2020 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020

Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams

Music Selections “Remember When” “ The Old Rugged Cross”

“Amazing Grace”

Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery Loveland, Iowa (At A Later Date)



  • Kody Wohlers Posted September 13, 2020 9:59 am

    Mike, you will be deeply missed and always remembered for being a lifelong neighbor, godfather, and hunting mentor. My sincerest sympathies to the Smith family for their loss. Rest easy, my friend. Love always.

  • Lonnie Richards Posted September 14, 2020 12:41 pm

    R.I.P. Tracker.

  • Tina Sullivan Posted September 19, 2020 11:46 am

    I was so saddened to her of the passing of Mike. He was a wonderful man with a kind and giving soul. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Tina Sullivan

  • Kathy Stone Posted October 2, 2020 3:29 pm

    Sandy, Arron, and family- Mike was an amazing soul, wonderful friend, and trusted neighbor. I will always have a place in my heart that is his. Love always, and Mike- go with God into His Glory!

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