Rodney “HotRod” Lee Smith

Rodney “HotRod” Lee Smith, 72, of West Burlington, died Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Burlington.  He was born April 23, 1950 in Burlington to Clarence Edward and Anna Mae Roarke Smith.  He was a graduate of Burlington High School and a member of First United Church of Christ in Burlington.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing; smoking and drinking; had a great sense of humor; and always enjoyed a good joke.

Survivors include two brothers, Ronald Smith of Tunica, Mississippi and Roger Smith of Burlington; one sister Vicki (Mark) Kocol; his special friend Mary Wilson; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements.