Paul "PJ" Smith

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Nov 19, 1988
Departed on Jun 12, 2022


Paul “PJ” Smith, 33, of Solon, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022. A public visitation will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm, at the Marion Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 12:30pm. 

PJ was born on November 19, 1988 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Rich and Joan (Darrington) Smith. He graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 2007. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training in 2011, then continued on to receive his Masters Degree. PJ was the athletic trainer for the Iowa Field Hockey team for one season. He then worked as a chef at Red’s and 30 Hop. 

PJ loved his dogs, cooking and creating new dishes, sunsets, and was a fan of the Manchester City Soccer Team and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  

He is survived by his wife, Kristen Smith; parents, Rich and Joan Smith; sisters, Amy (Jonathan) Doerrfeld and Maria (David) Romero; grandparents, Jerry & Helen Smith and Dean & Diane Darrington; a large extended family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in PJ’s honor to the GuideLink Center in Iowa City or the Linn Co. Mental Health Access Center.