David Smith, 70

                David Smith, 70, of rural New Sharon, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

                A Celebration Memorial will be held Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Villa, 2800 133rd St., New Sharon, hosted by his family. Social/lunch time will be 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., and spreading of ashes of David and Diane will be 1:30-2:15 p.m. followed by social time after until whenever. Please take your own beverage, lawn chair, rain gear, and if needed, your own PPE. Consider letting Amy know you will attend to plan for food: 641-990-9109 text, call or email vanmanen@grin-nell.edu.

                David Allen Smith came into this world 70 years ago and left it a few months ago. In the middle of those dates, he lived. He married the love of his life and had two kids. Those two kids had their kids and one of those made him a great-grandpa. Although his grandkids would tell you he was already great! He made some memories with high school buddies and his in-laws. He deeply loved those memories he made with those he cared enough to make those memories with. He loved his mom Navada, dad Kenneth, two brothers Kenny and Roger, and his sister Lu Ann. And if you asked, he made sure you knew it was his older sister. He loved Amy, Lonnie, Justin, Bayli, Lizzy, Lexi, Aurora, Nathan, Rebecca, Maggie, Randy, Brett, Rod, Chad, Brooke, Paul, along with Kenny and Pam O’ Deen.

                David’s advice:

1. When someone calls you, you answer. They cared enough about you to call.

2. Find a good mechanic, change your oil and check your tires. You can do it, it’s not that hard.

3. Help someone because they need the help not because you have the time.

4. Get photos off your phone and reminisce often; it makes you appreciate what you have now.

5. After you look at those photos, go make new ones.

6. Keep an eye out for selfish people, there have been a few who have taken advantage of me and I don’t want that for you.

7. Don’t wish … Do.

8. All you need is a stick and a rock and a nice level swing and it will go far.

9. If you see someone that needs help, don’t ask; just jump in and help.

10. Everyday is a good day, weather doesn’t matter.

11. Have best friends but not too many; you only need the important ones.

12. Go fishing and cast it nice and smooth, go hunting and always make sure you pepper the new guy’s hat.

13. Say thank you. Be honest and don’t lie, the truth is always better the first time around.

14. Have fun but not at the expense of someone else.

15. Don’t trust boys.

16. Don’t look down when you’re walking, you can’t see anything down there plus you might walk into something.

17. Hug people you love.

18. Never say you’re bored, there is always something to do.

19. And the last, fix your small problems before they become big ones, whether that’s someone you know or your truck.

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