UPDATED SERVICE INFO:
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”
Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery Loveland, Iowa (At A Later Date)