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Harold ‘Smitty’ Smith

Harold Lee “Smitty” Smith, 77, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at his home.

He was born June 26, 1944, in Salem, son of Raymond & Daisy Black Smith.

Harold worked at Bristol-Meyers as a nutritionist sales representative, after retirement he started the S & S Classic Truck & Storage Company.

Harold honorably served in the Air Force National Guard.

Loving survivors include a son, Steven (Kimber) of St. Peters, a daughter, Sherry Lynn Seabaugh of Addison, TX, two grandsons: Christopher Smith of St. Louis, Corey Smith of St. Peters, and his loyal canine companion, Amy II.

Smitty had one brother, Vernon Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will start at 6 p.m., on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Jackson Civic Center, with Smitty’s good friend, Tim Sievers as commentator.

Should friends desire, memorials contributions may be made to American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.

Smitty’s family entrusted McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson with his final arrangements.

Visit Smitty’s online obituary at to send an online condolence to the family.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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