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Archived Feb. 21, 2005
Don Smith Sr., 88, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at the
was Wednesday morning at Bennett Funeral Home, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Visitation
was at the funeral home on Tuesday and an hour prior to the service
Burial is in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, with military
Mr. Smith was employed by Lincoln Locker Plant, Cities
Services Inc. and Standard Oil Co. for 37 years. He retired in
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born
Aug. 5, 1916, in Owensville, Ind., to George and Clara Shafer
Smith. He married Evelyn Hafley on Feb. 13, 1940, at the First
Christian Church in Hannibal, Mo.
survived by his wife of 65 years; two sons, Donald W. (and
wife Dana) Smith of Springfield and Dennis K. Smith of
Glendale, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Christa Hanselman, Mitch
Smith, Kimberlie Smith, Kara Smith, Keetra Smith and Kendra
Smith; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers and was
the last survivor in his immediate family.
He was a
member of Lincoln Christian Church, where he served as usher
and greeter and was a member of the Friendship Corner Sunday
school class. He was also a member of the Lincoln Ministerial
Association, Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. 210 as a 32nd degree
Mason, Logan County Shrine and Ansar Shrine in Springfield. He
was also a proud member of the Tin Lizzy Patrol.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lincoln Christian
Church, the Christian Village, Hospice Care of Southern
Illinois and Oasis senior center.
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