Zachary L. Smith has been a funeral director with Locke Funeral Home since 2015.
Zach was born and raised in the Cedar Valley, growing up in Cedar Falls and graduating from Cedar Falls High School in 2006. He earned his B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of Iowa in 2010. Zach continued his education at Des Moines Area Community College where he earned his degree in Mortuary Science in 2013. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Zach was able to remain in his home community when he joined Locke Funeral Home in 2015.
He lives in Waterloo with his wife, Lindsey, and their son, Hayden. He is a big supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoys exercise and fitness, listening to vinyl records and podcasts, and tending to his garden in the summer. Zach serves on the board of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president from 2019-2021. He is also a member of Cedar Valley Jaycees and Waterloo Elks BPO #290.
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