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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Terry "Smitty" Allen Smith
October 22, 1951 - October 8, 2020

Residence: Williston, ND

Terry “Smitty” Smith was born October 22, 1951 in Williston, ND to Arthur (Tommy) and Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith. He was raised in Williston, educated and graduated from Williston High School with the class of 1969. He went on to complete two more years of Welding Technology school in Wahpeton, ND.

Smitty was drafted into the US Army May 1971 and proudly served his country in the Vietnam War, in Indochina until March 1972. He shot expert on the M-16 and received the National Defense Service medal along with the Vietnam Service medal. He was honorably discharged in 1976.

Upon returning home to the family farm after the service, Smitty met Rhonda Fosness and they married July 21, 1973 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Williston, ND. They made their home on the farm in Eastfork Township, Williams County. Together they raised two children Jennifer and Christina. Smitty farmed the land and grew crops of wheat, rye and alfalfa. He also owned and worked Smitty’s Welding Service and S&B Sandblasting. Several years later Smitty added Charolais cattle to the farm which required early mornings, late nights and a lot of hard work. His marriage to Rhonda ended after 22 years. Smitty retired his two businesses and created two more, Eastfork Gravel and Smith Water Depot.

He truly loved the outdoors and many outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting deer, elk and pheasant. He loved riding snowmobiles and rode trails in Island Park, Idaho and raced his drag sleds in Minnesota.

Smitty was a huge Vikings fan, every Sunday there was football on the tv. He attended some games at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He loved and admired his car collection which consisted of a 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette Convertible, 2010 Camaro yellow with racing stripes like Bumblebee and a 2015 Corvette Convertible Sting Ray.

Smitty is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Smith, Christina (Ian) Jones; grandchildren, Dylan Smith and Greta Jones; Sister Karen (Larry) Gehering.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tommy and Jackie Smith; son, Zachary Smith; daughter Angela Smith.

On October 8, 2020, at the age of 68, Smitty has permanently gone fishing.

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Kathy Gillman (Rapid City, SD)
Oct 8, 2020
Ah Terry....Rest in Peace my ole friend! You see free now..
Karen and Vicki, Rik and families I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jan Beauchman (Valley City , ND)
Oct 9, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Debbie Brown and family (Williston)
Oct 9, 2020
Jennifer and Christina,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
Len Harstad (Mesa, ARIZONA)
Oct 9, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bruce Kelsch (Dunnellon, Florida)
Oct 9, 2020
You were truly a great friend growing up. You will be remembered and missed.
Joe Lee (Crosby)
Oct 9, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Gary & Shirley Skarphol (Williston, ND)
Oct 9, 2020
Will miss that smile & laugh! Many memories thru many years of friendship! Rest In Peace Smith. Our prayers of comfort for his family.
Cheryl Ekblad (Minot , ND)
Oct 9, 2020
So blessed to have had Terry’s friendship in Williston memories. My sincere sympathies to his family and friends.
Mark A Metzger (Great Falls, Montana)
Oct 10, 2020
I met with Smitty several times on my trips to Williston over the years, and always enjoyed talking with him. Condolences to family and friends.
Gloria J Johnson-Phillips (Williston, North Dakota)
Oct 10, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with your families during these difficult days.
Cheryl Ekblad (Minot , ND)
Oct 10, 2020
So blessed to have had Terry’s friendship in Williston memories. My sincere sympathies to his family and friends.
Kathy Zent (Williston, ND)
Oct 10, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss, Jennifer and Christina. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve Helstad (grand forks, ND)
Oct 10, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Terry's passing. I have known Terry for over 50 years, he was a great friend and a hard worker. RIP Terry
Tim Lynch (williston, ND)
Oct 11, 2020
An all around good, good person. So sorry for the family.
C'Dale (Jenner McBride) Jore (Wiliston , ND )
Oct 11, 2020
May Jesus hold you close. May He give you precious long lasting memories. With our sympathy, C'Dale (& for Phil, too)
Bob and Debbie Bensen (Bismarck , ND)
Oct 12, 2020
Christina and Jennifer,
Sorry to hear of your dads passing.
Kari Klug ( Williston , ND)
Oct 12, 2020
Was saddened to see the loss of Smitty. Waited on him for years at Home of Economy and we had a great many visits. Such a very nice guy. And about everytime he'd buy his water softener salt which was put outside on our back loading dock for pickup, I'd usually have to call him the next day to remind him to get his salt he forgot to get( smile). RIP Smitty & much sympathy to the family.
Oct 12, 2020
Saddened to learn of Terry's passing.
We shared many a good time in the early days. Smitty and I shot a few birds along the Little Muddy over the years. He worked hard and played the same. We even go back to his 55 Chevy days! Rest in Peace my good friend!
Nikki Kellel (Williston , ND)
Oct 13, 2020
Jen & Christina,

So sorry for your loss... I have been thinking of you guys.
Beth M. Innis (Williston, ND)
Oct 14, 2020
Jennifer and Christina and kids,

I am so sorry to hear of Smitty's passing. You all were such a part of my family's lives through the years and I will never forget his smiling faces, bad jokes at times and his generosity and friendship. He is now safe and with his mom and dad and all is well for him again. Now him and Earl can BS again. I will be thinking and praying for you girls, grandkids, Rhonda, and Karen for your loss..
Vikki Johnson (Williston, ND)
Oct 15, 2020
Terry was a good man and on you could call if he was needed i enjoyed going to his house and enjoying his family! and his parents we spent time with them too!! They raised a good son!
Jean Winden Berger (Mesa, AZ)
Oct 15, 2020
I was so sad to see this news about Terry. Many fond memories of those early years living out in the country and enjoying getting together. May the good memories comfort you. I will view his service online.
Bruce & Joy Anderson (Williston)
Oct 16, 2020
Rest In Peace, Smitty.
John and Marlene Sandaker (Williston , ND)
Oct 16, 2020
We are so sad to hear of Terry’s passing. Love and prayers for all his family.
Kristi Cummings-Marcy (Williston, ND)
Oct 16, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Smittys passing. Many years ago I helped with his filing and such. He always had a story to tell. He had an infectious laugh that will never be forgotten.
Allen & Kell (Alamo)
Oct 16, 2020
Can't believe I'll never hear you before I see you again! That laugh!! Terry was a great all-around guy and good friend. RIP, bud. (Al hopes your wooden 'toys' have a good home.)
Mary Fay (Bend, OR)
Oct 21, 2020
Cousin Terry, rest in Peace. We had many fun times growing up on the farm. Your great laugh will be missed. Blessings to your family!!

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