Danny Rex Smith, 68, of Bloomfield was welcomed into the arms of his Lord, Jesus Christ, at 7:45 p.m. July 24, 2020 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

He was born August 4, 1951 in Bloomfield to Francis Bernard and Margaret Alice Lamb Smith. He married Lynette Ripley June 3, 1971 in Ottumwa.

A 1970 graduate of Davis County High School, Danny lived in Bloomfield most of his life. He was a construction worker for 27 years and retired in 2014.

He was a foster parent and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating.

Surviving is his wife, Lynette; three children, Mark Smith of Minnesota, Christina Smith of Bloomfield, Joseph Smith of Oskaloosa; five grandchildren, Hunter and Taylor Smith, Theia, Kettner and Dekkert Morgan; two brothers, Frank (Deanna) Smith of Bloomfield, Jack (Pat) Smith of California, Linda (Art) Welch of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna Burnham.

Per Danny’s wishes, his body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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