Damon R. Smith, 52, was born on September 27, 1968, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Lloyd and Toni Ann Smith. He was a loving brother, cousin, colleague, father, uncle, and friend. He passed away at his home in Marshalltown on August 13, 2021.
A graveside service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, September 25th at Grandview Cemetery, 2096 370th street in Tama. A luncheon and visitation to follow around noon at the Tama Legion.
Damon grew up on a farm south of Tama where he enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, and getting into mischief with his brothers and cousins. He graduated from South Tama County high school in 1987. Damon was involved with several sporting activities at STC including football, wrestling and track. He was a three-time state qualifier in track.
After high school, Damon served in the U.S. Army, active duty for nearly 8 years. He was stationed mainly in Fort Riley, Kansas, with the 16th M.A.S.H. unit. He also provided medical support on a mission in Bolivia. During this time, he gained valuable skills in the medical field as a surgical technician, assisting in over 7,000 surgeries. This later became his career as a civilian, working at Mercy and St. Luke’s Hospitals in Cedar Rapids for several years before transferring to the Marshalltown area.
Damon will be remembered for his love of sports, animals, movies, and for his generosity. He enjoyed all sports, but was most devoted to following the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Blue Jays and the Iowa Hawkeyes. His home was a safe haven to many animals over the years including dogs, cats, ferrets, and even a bearded dragon. His favorite movies included Star Wars, King Kong, and all comedies and horror films. Damon also spent many years umpiring youth baseball in local communities and spending time with family, especially his nieces and nephew.
Damon leaves behind two sons, Damon and Luke, his parents Lloyd & Toni Ann Smith, two brothers Travis (Darcy) of Tama and Levi (Kelli) of Tama, his nieces Sadie, Livia, and Kiya and nephew Brayden and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial donations can be made in his name to The State Bank of Toledo.