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John J. “Jack” Smilie, 83, of Largo, Fla., passed away Sunday (Feb. 4, 2018) in Largo, Fla.

Jack was born in Benson and was in management at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 40 years. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He had a strong passion for sports, especially baseball, and coached in many leagues for over a decade.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne. He was the loving father of Keith Smilie, Tracy (Mark) Bohlmann, Marla (Michael) Parr; stepfather of Dorine (Paul) Cihak, Marc Parsons, Richard (Nasira) Heller; grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of seven.

Jack will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A private celebration of life will be held for the family.

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