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Gerald Wayne Smith
March 31, 1946 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
Gerald Wayne Smith, 77, of Kokomo, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023, at St. Vincent Hospital- Kokomo. He was born on March 31, 1946, the son of Allen F. and Opal Pauline (Jeffries) Smith. On November 12, 1966, he married Cecelia A. Branch, and she preceded him in death on December 9, 1997. On July 1, 2000, he married Eulaine M. Delgado, and she survives.
Gerald graduated from Kokomo High School in 1964. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University in 1974 and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1996. He retired in 2001 as the Accounting and Payroll Manager for Chrysler after 35 ½ years of service.
Gerald was an active member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Serra Club. He valued his friendships and fellowship with his church family.
Gerald enjoyed playing golf, watching golf, NASCAR, Colt’s football, college football, especially Notre Dame, IU basketball, camping, RVing, and boating. He was active in scouting, both as a youth and as an adult. He served many years as a scout leader. He was a devoted father and coached his sons little league baseball and Jr. High basketball teams. He was an avid supporter of his sons’ activities and was an active band parent to his two oldest sons.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Eulaine Delgado; sons, Brian Smith, and Brad (Andrea) Smith; stepson, Darrin Delgado; grandchildren, Gavin, Carmen, Ryder, Reagan, and River Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his, first wife, Cecelia Smith; and son, Christopher Smith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 10, 2023, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S 200 W, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Christopher Shocklee and Rev. Fr. Mike McKinley the celebrants. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Friday, at the church. Donations may be made to Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.