Bruce A. Smith

November 7, 2009

Bruce A. Smith 83, of Rural Frankfort, IN, died at 2:15 p.m. November 7, 2009 at his home. Born April 9, 1926 in Clinton County to Lawrence & Bessie (Cooksey) Smith. He married Nora Jeanette Johnson on March 28, 1949 in Atlanta, IN and she survives. Mr. Smith was a 1945 graduate of Clarks Hill High School. A retired farmer, he lived in Clinton County most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII, he served in Germany. Mr. Smith was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Indiana Barrel Futurity and American Quarter Horse Association for many years. He enjoyed showing and raising horses, was a Pacer, Colts and Purdue fan. Mr. Smith loved his family, especially his two grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Shan Sheridan will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax, IN. Memorial donations to Pleasant Hill Church or New Hope Church Building Fund, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Jeanette Smith of Rural Frankfort Son: Ed (Jackie) Smith of Rural Frankfort Granddaughter: Sara (Todd) Weber of Lafayette Grandson: Scott (Tracie) Smith of Saltillo, TX Great Granddaughter: Taryn Weber Brother: Jack Smith of MT 3 Sisters: Mildred Kennedy, Norma Smith and Julia (Leland) Brand all of Frankfort


5 Condolences for “Bruce A. Smith”

  1. Rita Hilt Lockridge November 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Jeanette and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I don’t think I ever got to meet him but I have ‘played’ with you a few times at those horse events and around your arena when Scott was up there at home! I know you’ll all be missing him very much and you all have my deepest sympathies.
    Hugs to you all,
    Rita Lockridge

  2. Scott & Stacey Pickett November 9, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Jeanette and Family:
    We are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Let us know if we can do anything for you–we’re just around the corner!
    Stacey, Scott, Gracie & Carlie

  3. Kenny & Jamie Jarrell November 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Jeanette and Family,
    Your all in our thoughts and Prayers. Love and Hugs!!
    Kenny, Jamie, Kensie & Jake Jarrell

  4. Ruth Morris November 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Dear Jeanette and Family,
    So very sorry to read about Bruce’s passing. The news opened up a flood of wonderful memories about the good old days. I know you and the family will miss him very much. We had some good times in the many years that we have been friends. If you’re ever wandering around Lafayette and find you have some extra time, I hope you know you are welcome to drop in any time. I won’t be able to make it for the services as I walk with a walker now, but if I could be there for you I would.
    Take care.
    Much love, Ruth

  5. Bob & Deb Smith & family November 10, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we can’t be there with you, but you are in our hearts and our thoughts.
    I know Chris would want to be there, but Chris and Dee are in Panama on a mission trip. And we have no way of contacting them. I will let him know as soon as I hear from him.
    Take care of yourselves, and let us know if there is anything that we can do.
    Bob, Deb, Jackie and Craig

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