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George C. Smith, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice.

George was born June 25, 1937, in Iowa City, Iowa, to George Wesley and Goldie Henrietta Stevens Smith. He graduated from Nichols High School in 1955. In 1957, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Midkiff. They later divorced.  George had been employed for many years with Plank Implement in Columbus City and had also farmed.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Nichols, Ducks Unlimited, Turkey Federation, White Tails Unlimited, NRA  and was a founding member of the Nichols Community Club.

Survivors include his four children: Melodi (Mark) Kopf of West Liberty; Wesley (Terri) Smith of Tipton; Bryan (Kris) Smith of Nichols; and Susan (Randy Meade) Smith of West Liberty. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and an expected great-granddaughter in November.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

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