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Gary Smith

[April 22, 2013]  LINCOLN -- Gary Lynn Smith, 52, of Belleville, formerly of Lincoln, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at 8:45 p.m., at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, with friends and family by his side.

(Below is a copy of the obituary from the funeral home.)


Lincoln-Gary Lynn Smith, age 52, of Belleville, IL, formerly of Lincoln, IL, died at 8:45 P.M. Friday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. with friends and family by his side.

Gary was born on October 19, 1960, in Lincoln, IL, the son of Wayne and Alice Petro Smith. Gary is survived by his mother of Lincoln, IL, one daughter, Alicyne (Josh) Shaffer of Lincoln, 3 grandchildren, Kaylea Ingram, Joshua Damian Shaffer and Jalen Shaffer, 3 step grandchildren, 3 brothers, Richard Smith of Taylorville, IL, Larry Smith (twin) of Mexico, New York and Allen Wayne Smith Jr. of Lincoln, IL.

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He was preceded in death by his father, Alan Wayne Smith, and his sister, Joyce Wilham.

Gary had worked as a cook at Heritage Inn in Lincoln and was Vice President of PPATW (Prayer Partners Around the World).

Funeral services for Gary will be on Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.