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Joshua Robert Smith

June 24, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Joshua Robert Smith, 29, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Tama, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 4-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Following the Visitation, a Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor John Whitehead officiating.

Joshua was born on February 18, 1990, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Neil Potter and Buffy Smith.

He graduated from South Tama High School in 2008 and attended Kirkwood College. Joshua was a welder for Pickwick Manufacturing Services in Cedar Rapids. He liked all kinds of music. Joshua loved to socialize and was a "social butterfly". His greatest joy was the time spent with his family and daughter.

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Joshua Robert Smith

Survivors include his daughter, Naomi of Osage City, KS; his mother, Buffy Smith (Demetrius Hinton) of Des Moines; his father, Neil Potter of Des Moines; his maternal grandmother, Arla (Robert) Schmidt of Eldora; his paternal grandparents, Neil and Linda Potter of Tama; his sister, Brandi Potter of El Paso, TX; his significant other, Gabrielle McKeag and her son Maverick of Cedar Rapids; aunts and uncles, John (Kellie) Smith of Eldora, Jenny Smith (Jeff Chamberlain) of Eldora, Wendy Potter of Eldora, and John (Michelle) Potter of Des Moines; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dale Smith; an aunt and uncle, Christina (Emilio) Cruz; and his great grandparents on both sides.

Memorials may be directed to the family.



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