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Jerald J. Smith

March 20, 1938 — July 22, 2023

Coal Valley, Illinois

Jerald J. Smith, 85, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Saturday, July 22, 2023, at home.

Services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 28, in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline.  Visitation is one hour prior to services.  The family will greet friends at a funeral luncheon immediately following services at CityView Celebrations at Trimble Pointe.  Private burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Quad City Animal Welfare Center.

Jerald Joseph Smith was born March 20, 1938, in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Archie and Mary (Cahill) Smith.  He married the love of his life, Judy Johnson, on September 28, 1963, in Rock Island. 

Jerry started out as a mechanic at an early age, owning All Service Garage.  He continued his career working for Motion Industries and Purolator as well as driving a semi in between.  Most recently, he owned and operated Jerry’s Small Engine Repair, retiring last year.

He enjoyed feeding wildlife in his back yard.  He truly loved his job and tinkering with engines and other mechanical things was also his hobby.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Judy; his daughter, Katy Smith of Moline; his brother, Don Smith of Rock Island; and his loving dog, Mac.  He was preceded in death by his son, David Smith; sisters, Joanna Smith and Naomi Smith; and a sister-in-law, Monica Smith.

The family invites friends to share stories and condolences at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jerald J. Smith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Horizon Room at Trimble Pointe (Upper Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Memorial Service

Friday, July 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Horizon Room at Trimble Pointe (Upper Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Funeral Luncheon

Friday, July 28, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

CityView Room at Trimble Pointe (Lower Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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