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Bisch Funeral Home

2931 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Ernest Eugene Smith

June 22, 1935December 26, 2016
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.Ernest Eugene Smith, 81, of Springfield, passed away on Monday December 26, 2016 in the comfort of his own home. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Springfield. He was born on June 22, 1935 in Danville, IL. He was preceded in death by his father Ernest Smith, his mother Nora Smith and sister Lyndall Hodges. He is survived by his wife Wendy Smith, brothers: Richard Smith and David Smith, and sisters: Marilyn Capps and Sandy Remy.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957 and in the Naval Reserves from 1962-1968, spanning both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from AT&T and Ericsson. In retirement he painted and worked with stain glass.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30am on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2645 Old Jacksonville Road, with burial to follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 10:00am until the time of service Tuesday at church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, IL., or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Marilyn Capps

January 18, 2019

I miss you brother. You were always fun. When you and David got together you could spill some stories of your trips to ghost town. Read a western just for you it was an old one. Wendy is doing fair. She has as you know lots of people and family there. She misses working the morning puzzle with you. She has been working extra hours but is going back to her three days as it was hard on her. Love you bud Dick and Sue lost Ricky as well. Love you and God willing I will see you later. I hope the Lord isn't in too big of a hurry.

January 31, 2017

Wendy you are in may prayers. Always good to see Ernie on Sunday mornings and talk ministry with him.

Marilyn Capps

January 20, 2017

I miss my mornings called saying hi gorgeous. It was so nice to start my day when he called. He was a great cook and baker, When he was about 10 Mom was teaching him to cook so she had making a cake and she returns and he has his hands in the bowl mom hit the counter with a wooden spoon and broke it and gene just said but said mix by hand.. he worked hard bucking hay in summer in Roswell. He was a happy carefree soul Wendy was his soulmate. They did so much together and enjoyed life. He invented a tube for Westen Elec. he got a raise. They were both kind of ocd so the house and everything they did showed it. They both loved to read and he loved going with his brother David to hunt and go through ghost town in the summer. It was always a 3 week trip .He loved to talk and when he was in the navy at first it took having to roll his hat up and wear it in his mouth so he was ship shape after that. He was kind and loving and I shall be happy to met him again but no hurry. great brother great man

Thomas Hodges

January 2, 2017

Smith family was a very patriotic family. Gene father WWII veteran, Gene was a Korea veteran as well his brother Richard, David was a Vietnam
veteran. Gene three sisters married veterans.

Thomas Hodges

January 2, 2017

Thomas Hodges

January 2, 2017

Thomas Hodges

January 2, 2017

Thomas Hodges

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Thomas Hodges

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Thomas Hodges

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