Harold “Jr.” Smith, 42, of Puposky, MN died Monday, February 24, 2020 at his home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February, 28, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Bemidji with Pastor Mike Naylor officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Nebish Community Cemetery.
Harold Earl Smith Jr. was born September 11, 1977 in Bemidji, MN to Harold and Rosemary (Schmidt) Smith Sr. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Bemidji. In his younger age, he enjoyed haying for neighbors and family. Junior also logged with his uncles which he also enjoyed. He started working for JC Custom Welding in 2000 and would remain there until his health began to decline. He loved welding, millwright, mechanic work, hunting, fishing mudding and cruising in his classic car always to the Dairy Queen. He thoroughly loved living on his farm where he was one with his animals and nature. He married Tiffany Lawrence on August 12, 2000 in Bemidji. They were foster parents from 2005 to 2018 to 54 kids and adopted 5 children.
He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Smith of Puposky; parents; Harold and Rosemary Smith; siblings, Amanda (Rory) Sisco and Heide Lynne' Children; son Michael (Kayla) Smith of Bemidji, MN, son Jerimiah (Ashley) Phillips of Berryville, VA, daughter Kimberly (Ryan) Garrison of Seattle, WA, daughter Christine Phillips of Bemidji, MN, son Benjamin (Jocelyn) Phillips of Bemidji, MN, daughter Audrianna Vititoe-Smith of Bemidji, MN, son Cortez White-Smith of Puposky, MN, daughter Eva Dee Smith of Puposky, MN, son Micheal (Lisha) Smith of Fort Dodge, IA. Grandchildren; Luka (4yr) & Raven (7mo) Garrison, Max Yu-Phillips (9 mo), Ace Smith (2yr), Paityn (4yr) & Lynkin (2yr) Vititoe.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Gordon and Ruth Smith; uncle Fredrick “Butch” Smith; cousin Kevin Binkley; grandpa Bob Binkely and uncle Bruce Smith.
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