Rev. Jasper David "J.D." Smith

July 15, 1941 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 80)


Advance, Missouri:  Surrounded by his loving family, the Rev. Jasper David “J. D.” Smith, 80, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 10, 2021. 

He was born July 15, 1941, in Patton, Missouri, to Marion David and Florence Willard Scott Smith.  He and Mary Ann Stovall were united in marriage on September 17, 1960.  She survives.

J. D. was employed many years at Hedrick Concrete in Sikeston.  He was also a full- time pastor of Grace Full Gospel Log Church in Advance, retiring in 2020 and remaining a member until his death.

He loved to garden, ride his golf cart, tell stories, and spend time with his family and friends.  He was a very special man to be a lot of people and will be greatly missed.

Loving survivors include his wife, Mary Smith of Advance; eight children, Julie Smith, Joan Stotts, Jane (Mike) Cato, Joy (Butch) Shirrell, Jed (Stacey) Smith, all of Advance, Joe (Debbie) Smith of St. Charles, Missouri, Jim Smith of Bell City, and Jared (Maree) Smith of Chaffee, Missouri; and a sister, Helen (Jim) Rose of Park Hills, Missouri.

Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, Dwight, John, and James Stotts, Adam and Zach Cato, David Phillips, Michael, Jordan and Ryan Smith, Aaron, Katie, and Evan Smith, Austin and Maddison Smith, Jennifer G. and Chelsea Cano, Sierra Shirrell, Natalie Lawson, Jasper Smith, Ava and Brylee Bowling; and eight great-grandchildren, Dax, Peyton, and Paisley Cato, Jace Phillips, Maddox Smith, Aaden Adams, Finn Brown, Mavis Smith, and two babies on the way.

J.D. was welcomed into heaven by a child; a grandchild; five great-grandchildren; his parents; a brother; and many more family and friends.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time, Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Grace Full Gospel Log Church at 407 North Ruth Street, Advance, Missouri 63730.

The Rev. Matt Craft, Bro. Bob Fry, and Rev. Joe Smith (J.D.’s son) will officiate the funeral at 2 p.m., at the church.

Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Crown Hospice or Grace Full Gospel Log Church.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of J.D.’s personal obituary page at

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

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September 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Grace Full Gospel Log Church
407 North Ruth Street Advance, Missouri 63730.
Advance, MO 63730

Funeral Service
September 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Grace Full Gospel Log Church
407 North Ruth Street Advance, Missouri 63730.
Advance, MO 63730


Crown Hospice
2848 Professional Court, Cape Girardeau MO 63703
Tel: 1-573-335-4800

Grace Full Gospel Log Church - Advance
407 North Ruth Street, Advance MO 63730
Tel: 1-573-421-8863

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