|Birth: ||May 10, 1937|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 2010|
GALESBURG - Donald G. Smith, 73, 162 Columbus Ave., passed away at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born in Galesburg on May 10, 1937, the son of the late Robert E. and Nellie W. Smith. Surviving are a son, Robert (Traci) Smith of East Galesburg; grandson Stuart A. Smith; two sisters, Marjorie Kasparie of Woodhull and Maxine (Frank) Simpson of Bushnell; as well as many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a special friend and companion, Donna Scott.
He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1956. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 649. In addition, he worked for John Deere and various local manufacturing companies. He was a past member of Masonic Lodge, Post 155, Galesburg. His self-appointed priority was his family and friends. Don was the ultimate brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and always ready for a celebration.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Earl, Clyde, Harold, Glen, Lyle, Dean and Max; and two sisters, Marie Despain and Barbara Fox.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, with the Rev. Milton H. Marquith officiating. Fellowship and celebration of life will take place after the service at Galesburg American Legion Post 285.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Published in The Register-Mail on September 14, 2010
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Record added: Sep 04, 2010
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