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Terry Joe Smith

July 19, 1981 — December 18, 2023

Waseca, Minnesota

TERRY JOE “TJ” SMITH, age 42, of Waseca passed away on the evening of Monday, December 18, 2023 in Waseca.

 

Born on July 19, 1981, in Kirksville, MO, TJ was the son of Terry and Anita (Fisher) Smith. Growing up, TJ was involved in 4H and later FFA. He graduated from Linn County High School with the class of 1999. Following his education, he enlisted in the Air Force. He served until being honorably discharged in 2002. TJ worked various jobs throughout the years until his health declined. On May 10, 2014, he was united in marriage to Jennifer Majors in Jamaica.

 

In his free time, TJ enjoyed squirrel hunting and fishing. He was thrilled to have caught two blue catfishes in Warsaw this past summer with his family. He liked old cars and would enjoy spending time riding in his grandfather’s semi-truck. He loved traveling and going to concerts with his wife.  TJ was an easy going, loving man who could always be depended on. He cherished his family, and always found a way to provide for them, regardless of his health. He enjoyed supporting his children in their activities, and never missed a hockey or football game. He will be dearly missed.

 

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Smith; children, Haylee Smith, Lucas Smith, Mayson Smith; step-children, Kenya Moallin, Shido Moallin; parents, Terry and Anita Smith; sister, Clarrisa Smith; brother-in-law, David (Sam) Majors; sister-in-law, Sherrie (Monte) Mathews; mother-in-law, Marian Chesrown; nieces, Annamarie Smith, Emily Muhs; nephews, Myles Majors, Matt Muhs; grandma, Mary Grosshart; and many other relatives.

 

He was preceded in death by many of his extended relatives.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at the Third Street Chapel of Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service. Visitation will continue two hours prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

 

Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at First Congregational Church in Waseca. A graveside service will take place at White Oak Grove Cemetery in Missouri on Friday, December 29, 2023.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Third Street - Dennis Steffel Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service

109 3rd St NE, Waseca, MN 56093

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Congregational Church

503 2nd Avenue NE, Waseca, MN 56093

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

First Congregational Church

503 2nd Avenue NE, Waseca, MN 56093

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