Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 29, 2013

Eugene ‘Gene’ Everett Smith


Daily Iowegian

MOULTON — Eugene "Gene" Everett Smith, 84, of Moulton, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at his daughter's home near Moulton. He was born the son of Henry Ellior and Elizabeth Barbara (Angell) Smith on Sept. 15, 1928 in New Haven, Conn. He received his education while living in Massachusetts.

He was united in marriage to Jean A. Jakobsen on Sept. 24, 1948 in Massachusetts. He owned and operated his own steel companies and worked for Pan-A-Vision as Production Control movie camera lenses. Later after moving to Moulton area, began making custom guns at Modern Muzzleloader, then worked for Tek Builders in Mt. Ayre in road construction for 10 years. He loved riding his motorcycle all over the country.

He was preceded in death by: his parents and a brother, Henry Smith.

Gene was survived by:  his daughter, Marilyn Horn and her husband, Dale of Moulton; a son, Bernie E. Smith and his wife, Mitzi of Wrightwood, Calif.; grandsons, James Driscoll of Nixa, Mo. and Reno Dean Smith of Wrightwood, Calif.

Per Gene's wish, his body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Moulton has been entrusted with his care and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.