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Jack Laverne SMITH
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1927
Death: Feb. 11, 1981

Son of Alfred Jordan SMITH, SR. & Grace Berniece McCORMICK

Obituary from the Columbia Missourian newspaper February 12, 1981.

Cpl. Jack L. SMITH, a longtime Columbia Police Officer, was found dead in his home Wednesday afternoon. SMITH, 53, had served the Columbia Police Department for 21 years.

The cause of death had not yet been determined. "At this point, I just don't know (the cause)," Dr. Charles Manning, Boone Assistant Medical Examiner said, "It (SMITH's death) was sudden and unexpected.

Hired by the department in 1959 as a patrolman, SMITH was promoted to the rank of Corporal on October 29, 1967, and assigned to radio dispatching. He became a Station Corporal in 1979 when the Police Department moved to its present location at Sixth and Walnut Streets.

"I'm very saddened about it," Major Carl Antimi said. "I liked the person."
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Willa M. Hazelwood Smith (1929 - 2015)*
 
 Children:
  Terry Lee Smith (1955 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Ed n Edna Lane
Record added: Feb 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24317048
Jack Laverne SMITH
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Jack Laverne SMITH
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Jack Laverne SMITH
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