LeRoy C. Smith

August 21, 1929March 23, 2013

  LeRoy C. Smith, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 12:25 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center.   He was born August 21, 1929 in Castleton, IL to Lawrence and Elsie Smith.   Surviving are his son, Mark (Chris) Smith of Peoria, 2 grandchildren, Ben (Chrissy) Smith and Molly Smith; and 1 great-granddaughter.  Also surviving are a nephew, Mike (Saeko) Risser, a niece, Patricia Meeks; and longtime companion Ruth Bjork.   He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law.   He was a graduate of Washington High School and Eureka College.  He was also a U.S. Army veteran.   LeRoy was an insurance adjuster for 37 years in and around the Peoria area.  He loved to play and watch all sports.   The family would like to give a special thanks to caregiver Sandra Perry and the staff in Crescent 7 ICU at Methodist Hospital especially RN Kelsie.   Dad, we all miss you and love you.   Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Parkview Cemetery.  Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.   Memorials may be made to T.A.P.S.   Online tributes and condolences may be made at


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Roxan Slane

March 29, 2013

God Bless you Leo. You were a great shining light to us growing up. You took great care of us. Hopefully, Mom (Carrie} is not chasing you around! You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Look to this day, For it is life, In its brief course lies all the realities and verities of existence, The bliss of growth, The splendor of action, The glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived, Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Love to all Leo's Family and Friends

Roxy and Family

Rob&Carla Huskey

March 27, 2013

Smitty it's hard for me to except you are no longer with were like a grandpa to me,a man with a golden heart..RIP Smitty ..Thank you for the years you made my grandmother happy and the pleasure of me knowing you..what a wonderful,caring man you will never be you Smitty...Im going to miss your stories,Rob will miss his golfing partner..My heart goes out to your family..My grandmother loved you dearly!


March 26, 2013

Very sorry for your loss. Leroy was a very nice man with a very kind supporting family

Bruce Fowlkes

March 25, 2013

On behalf of the Eureka College community, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of LeRoy Smith, class of 1952. May God bring you comfort as you celebrate his life and mourn his passing.


Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes
Eureka College
Eureka, Illinois

Stephanie Oakman

March 25, 2013

Smitty, My you rest in peace and thank you so much for taking care of my great grandma she loved you so much.

Pam Whitehead

March 25, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Smitty was a great guy and we have fond memories of times spent with him and the family back in the 80's.

Gay Whitehead

March 25, 2013

Sorry to hear of his passing and hope all the family well sorry for your loss Mark.
Gary Whitehead Washington ill

Angie Whitehead-Kern

March 25, 2013

Have some good memories of Grandpa Smith. I was sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace.

Lynnea Dowell

March 24, 2013

I will never forget you Dear "Smitty"...He was the greatest claims guy I ever worked with...I will never forget him teaching me how to get back down "off a roof" on the ladder. I got up there, but it took an hour to get me back down, He didn't laugh or belittle. He had the patience of a Saint. You will be missed by many and remembered by all whose life you graciously touched through the years.