OBITUARY

James "Dick" R. Smith "Smitty"

May 17, 1941October 23, 2018
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James R. “Dick” Smith “Smitty” 77 of Peoria, IL, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Homer Ralph “James” and Ida Maxine (Bair) Smith in Peoria, IL. They preceded him in death. Dick graduated from Limestone High School and then went on to be a Boilermaker for Local #60. He was a proud boilermaker and retired in 1999. Dick always enjoyed the outdoors and loved playing his guitar for his family and friends. He is survived by three children; Mike (Debbie) Hodgkins, Karleen (Jim) Heinz, Guy Smith, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae; daughter, Mel; grandson, Michael and great granddaughter September. A visitation will be held 4:00-6:00pm on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. A funeral service will be held 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church Fellowship, 201 N. Norwood, in East Peoria, Illinois For more information please visit www.DavisonFulton.com

  • FAMILY

  • Homer James Ralph Smith, Father
  • Ida Maxine (Bair) Smith, Mother
  • Mae L. (Johnson) Smith, Wife
  • Mike and Debbie Hodgkins, Son
  • Karleen and Jim Heinz, Daughter
  • Guy Smith, Son
  • Mel Smith, Daughter
  • ~ Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
  • Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mae; his daughter, Mel; grandson, Michael; and great granddaughter, September.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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James "Dick" R. Smith "Smitty"

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Paul Secrest

October 29, 2018

Mike and Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family have my thoughts prayers and condolences.

Paul Secrest.

Linda Eddy

October 26, 2018

Deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one andmy dear friend Dick. He will be missed by many.

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Biography

James R. “Dick” Smith “Smitty” 77 of Peoria, IL, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to Homer Ralph “James” and Ida Maxine (Bair) Smith in Peoria, IL. They preceded him in death.
Dick graduated from Limestone High School and then went on to be a Boilermaker for Local #60. He was a proud boilermaker and retired in 1999. Dick always enjoyed the outdoors and loved playing his guitar for his family and friends.
He is survived by three children; Mike (Debbie) Hodgkins, Karleen (Jim) Heinz, Guy Smith, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae; daughter, Mel; grandson, Michael and great granddaughter September.
A visitation will be held 4:00-6:00pm on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.
A funeral service will be held 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.
Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church Fellowship, 201 N. Norwood, in East Peoria, Illinois
For more information please visit www.DavisonFulton.com