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Fred David "Smitty" Smith

October 17, 1950 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 70)


Fred David “Smitty” Smith, age 70 of Beardstown, died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his home.

He was born October 17, 1950, the son of Fred and Melva Gene Settles Smith. He married Bunita Sue “Bunnie” Smith on June 5, 1971 in Beardstown, and she preceded him in death on August 30, 2018.

He is survived by two children Nichola Sue (companion Shane Price) Smith and David Smith both of Beardstown; three grandchildren Abbie May Price (companion Davis Bader) Michael David Smith, and Mikayla Martina Smith (companion Adam Petri); two great grandchildren Aliviah Alexandra Lynn Petri and Llewyn Wilton Bader; four sisters Shirley (husband Lynn) Smith, Janet (husband Alfred) Richards, Judy Allen, and Barbara Collins; and one brother Steve (wife Kathy) Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister Dorothy Richards, and a brother Jim Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

Due to the current health situation, face masks will be required and social distancing guidelines should be followed.

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Graveside Service
May 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Beardstown City Cemetery
Corner of IL RT 125 and Arenzville Rd
Beardstown, IL 62618


Family of Fred Smith
515 S. State Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-1100

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