Jerry W. Smith

December 30, 1951April 6, 2021

Jerry W. Smith, born December 30, 1951, passed peacefully on April 6, 2021.

Visitation will be on April 13, 2021, 4:00-7:00 pm at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, Mo. 63010. The funeral service will be conducted on April 14, 2021, 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial and Military Honors will be at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., on April 14, 2021 at 11:30 am.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Joan Smith to go towards the Grandchildren's college fund.


  • Joan (nee Schacherbauer) Smith, Wife

  • Joan Smith


14 April

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home

14 April

Rite of Interment and Military Honors

11:30 am

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan
Jefferson Barracks, MO 63125


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


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Mike & Lynn Ramsey

April 11, 2021

It is with much sadness in our hearts to say goodbye to our dear friend, Jerry. He was a great inspiration in our lives and always saw the positive in life's challenges. We remember him as always having good things to say about everyone. NO, was not part of his vocabulary, Yes I Can do that, will be remembered. We will dearly miss this Gentle Giant.
Joan, Ed and Family, and all of Jerry's dearly beloved Martial Arts Family, we are so sorry for your great loss. Jerry was a rock of strength to all that knew him, a great mentor and friend. Regardless of how busy his schedule was he & Joan would take out time to see Mike and I on many of the trips we took to St. Louis over the last 20 years when we'd stop to see Mr Shin. We were always so very honored to be in their company! Sincere Condolences to Joan, Ed and family and all who loved him. Mike & Lynn

Diana Elliott

April 10, 2021

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my uncle. I was so happy to reconnect with him after a 50 year absence. I have enjoyed getting to know a bit about him and other family members, and sharing some chatting. Thank the lord for the internet. I will miss him dearly..

Stacy Braiuca

April 8, 2021

There are no words, only profound sadness and prayers for MomJoan, Ed, and family. Jerry holds a very special place in our hearts and always will.... Creator hold this special Hero in your arms until we all can get there to get his amazing hugs and see his ornery smile again.... love and prayers, Stacy

Kelly Reichel

April 8, 2021

Joan, Ed and family so very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Enjoyed many powwows with you all. Jerry was very interesting and knowledgeable man to talk with, on a variety of subjects. I still have the Cowboys jersey he gave me. Chuck Hitz sends his condolences. Jerry will be missed. Prayers for you all.

Carolyn King

April 8, 2021

Keeping the Smith families in my thoughts & prayers. Gary & I have known Jerry for as long as we have known Ed. My grandson and I both received our yellow belt from Master Jerry and Ed, in Moo Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do. This was just one of the many services and events that they offered to the Heart of America Indian Center. Certainly a great honor knowing Jerry. Sincere condolences to Mrs. Smith, Ed & family. Much love; Carolyn & Gary King

Ron Jennings

April 8, 2021

I had the pleasure of serving with Jerry on several River Trails Adult Leader Training Staffs with the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

John Steuterman, Jr.

April 8, 2021

I have the privilege of experiencing and developing my martial art from Master Jerry.

Learning from Master Jerry has been a lifetime experience.

As part of our history, Jerry was a tireless supporter of Grandmaster Shin and Moo Do Kwon.

Jerry Smith and his Family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dr. John and Moira Steuterman

Carole M Beets

April 8, 2021

Jerry a Very giving and kind person both him and Joann .there was not ever a time to be around the smith family and not walk away with some love in your soul and a smile on your face.

Deborah Couch

April 8, 2021

I have known the Smith family for many years. They were kind and generous people to all. Joan I am so sorry. My deepest condolences and prayers. Ed you are like a son to me. So sorry for you and family. He will always be with you in your hearts.

Mary Brown

April 8, 2021

I don't remember the exact month, but the year was 2007. I was going through chemo for breast cancer and I had asked Jerry if he would trim my hair, as it was coming out. He and Joan had me over for dinner. When I took my scarf off Joan looked and said, "I think you need to cut it off." So, Jerry took me out to the back deck and "buzzed" the longer hair off. After dinner he sat me in the kitchen and very carefully shaved my head. I will always remember the care he took while shaving my head., I love you brother in law and will miss you .