Gerald L. Smithson
Farmland - Gerald L. Smithson, 85, of Farmland, IN, passed away Thursday, February 18th, 2021 peacefully while in the company of family members at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. Gerald was born in Muncie, IN, on July 2, 1935, a son of the late Reba (Remmel) and William E. Smithson. He was a 1953 graduate of Parker City High School and owner and operator of Smithson Floor Covering. Gerald was the loving husband of Joann (McCollum) Smithson who he happily married on June 23, 1984. He was a member of Farmland Friends Church, loved wood working, IU Basketball, the Cincinnati Reds, gospel music and spending time with family and friends. Gerald is survived by his lovely wife Joann, 4 Children; Randy Smithson (Sheryl), Roger Smithson, Susan Doughty, Ronny Smithson (Sherry), 3 step-children; David Bertram (Tina), Debbie Fannin, Diane Durham, 1 brother; Merlin Smithson (Joanne), 2 sisters; Julia McCune, Shirley Kelly (Myron), 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren with more on the way, 7 step-grandchildren, and 12 step-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 son; Robert Smithson, and 1 great grandchild. Friends are invited to call Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 11-1 at Farmland Friends Church. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Keith Huffman and Pastor Danny Hines officiating. Burial will be held in Union Cemetery in Windsor, IN. Please be assured that for your health and safety, all CDC, government, and local health department recommendations and guidelines are followed (county metrics maximum with social distancing, masks are to be worn while in attendance, hand sanitizer will be available, extra cleaning, and disinfecting measures have been taken). Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries- Farmland Chapel.
Published in The Star Press from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2021.