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SMITH, Gerald Joseph Jr.
SMITH JR., Gerald 'Skip' Joseph Jun. 17, 1960 - Sept.30, 2016 Gerald Joseph Smith Jr 'Skip', age 56, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. He was born to Gerald & Mary Smith on June 17, 1960, in San Antonio, Texas. On September 11, 1982, he married his wife Karen Ann Smith in Lancaster, Calif. He was a long time resident of the Antelope Valley, graduating high school from Desert High at Edwards Airforce Base. He was an employee at Southern California Edison for 32 years, where he formed many friendships and valued his relationships with co-workers. He is survived by his wife Karen Smith, daughter Kandis Marie Farrell (Smith) and her husband Matthew Farrell Jr, son Gerald Joseph Smith III and his wife Brittany Smith and their son Aiden, Gerald's grandson, son Kenneth James Smith and his wife Briana Smith, sister Cathy Meza and husband Jose Meza and family, along with many extended family members and friends whom he loved. He valued his friendships with all. He was an amazing man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was adventurous, lively, loved to talk and share his stories, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He worked hard to give his family the most beautiful life, now memories, anyone could have dreamed of. He is truly loved, will always be remembered, and will be greatly missed. Services will be held at Our Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church 42521 20th St. West, Lancaster at 3pm on Friday, October 7, 2016. A reception is to follow at Lazy T Ranch 4218 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, Calif., 93551. 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' John 8:12

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