Terry Lee Smith

Terry Lee Smith

January 3, 1952 – March 1, 2020

Age 68

Terry was born on January 3, 1952, on Castle Air Force Base near Merced, California, to Thomas and Zillah “Zid” Smith. He was the youngest of 4 siblings, following his twin sister by a few minutes at birth.

His father served in United States Air Force and the family relocated a few times before settling in Bellevue, Nebraska, around 1966.

Terry graduated from Bellevue High School in 1970, and joined the Navy in the fall of 1972, at the end of the Vietnam War. He was stationed out of San Diego, California, and roamed the Pacific Ocean during his years of service as a Propulsion Machinery Technician. He completed his military career in 1978, and eventually moved back to Bellevue, Nebraska, where he met and married Dawn Taylor in 1986. He adopted her 5-year-old son, Nick, in 1987, then they welcomed their daughter, Kayley, the same year. Their son Trent was born in 1989, and the family settled in Louisville, Nebraska. He had a successful career as an Engineer working for Midlands Hospital and then the Metropolitan Utilities District in Omaha until he retired in 2015.

Terry was 68 years old when he passed on March 1, 2020, surrounded by those who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Zillah “Zid” Smith; and sister Sue Smith.

He is survived by children Nick Smith (Shawn), Kayley Hazard (Travis), and Trent Smith; grandchildren Sasha, MacKenzie, Chloe, Andrea, and Lilly Smith, Presley and Deacon Hazard; siblings Thomas Smith (Gwen) and Sherry Olson (Mike).

Private Service:  Friday, March 6th

Inurnment: Bellevue Cemetery

Cards and flowers may be sent to the funeral home.



1 Comment

  • Cheri Altenburg Posted March 5, 2020 8:50 pm

    Love and Prayers to the family and friends of Terry.. God’s Blessings be with you all.

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