Terry “Smitty” Smith

Oct. 22, 1951-Oct. 8, 2020

Terry “Smitty” Smith

was born October 22,

1951 in Williston, ND to

Arthur (Tommy) and

Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith.

He was raised in Willis-

ton, educated and gra-

duated from Williston

High School with the

class of 1969. He went on

to complete two more

years of Welding Technol-ogy school in Wahpeton,


Smitty was drafted into

the US Army May 1971

and proudly served his

country in the Vietnam

War, in Indochina until

March 1972. He shot ex-

pert on the M-16 and re-

ceived the National De-

fense Service medal along

with the Vietnam Service

medal. He was honorably

discharged in 1976.

Upon returning home to

the family farm after the

service, Smitty met Rhon-

da Fosness and they mar-

ried July 21, 1973 at

Gloria Dei Lutheran

Church in Williston, ND.

They made their home on

the farm in Eastfork

Township, Williams

County. Together they

raised two children Jen-

nifer and Christina. Smit-

ty farmed the land and

grew crops of wheat, rye

and alfalfa. He also owned

and worked Smitty’s

Welding Service and S&B

Sandblasting. Several

years later Smitty added

Charolais cattle to the

farm which required early

mornings, late nights and

a lot of hard work. His

marriage to Rhonda ended

after 22 years. Smitty re-

tired his two businesses

and created two more,

Eastfork Gravel and Smith

Water Depot.

He truly loved the out-

doors and many outdoor

activities such as fishing,

hunting deer, elk and

pheasant. He loved riding

snowmobiles and rode

trails in Island Park, Idaho

and raced his drag sleds

in Minnesota.

Smitty was a huge Vik-

ings fan, every Sunday

there was football on the

TV. He attended some

games at the Metrodome

in Minneapolis, Minneso-ta.

He loved and admired

his car collection which

consisted of a 2003 50th

Anniversary Corvette

Convertible, 2010 Camaro

yellow with racing stripes

like Bumblebee and a

2015 Corvette Convertible

Sting Ray.

Smitty is survived by:

his daughters, Jennifer

Smith, Christina (Ian)

Jones; grandchildren,

Dylan Smith and Greta

Jones; sister, Karen (Larry)


He was preceded in

death by: his parents,

Tommy and Jackie Smith;

son, Zachary Smith;

daughter, Angela Smith.

On October 8, 2020, at

the age of 68, Smitty has

permanently gone fishing.

Smitty’s Funeral Ser-

vice will be held at 2:00

PM, Friday, October 16,

2020 at the Gloria Dei

Lutheran Church in

Williston, ND. Pastor

Steve Anderson will offi-


Interment will be at

Riverview Cemetery in

Williston, ND.

Visitation will be held

Thursday, October 15,

2020 from 9:00 AM to

6:00 PM at the Fulkerson

Stevenson Funeral Home

Chapel in Williston, ND,

with a Family Service,

open to the public, to be

held at 6:00 PM. Friends

may also call at the

church one hour prior to


The funeral service will

be broadcast, please fol-

low the link on Smitty’s

service information on

our website


Due to Covid 19, we ask

that everyone adheres to

local and state require-

ments for social distanc-