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 Wilbur A. “Dick” Smith

Wilbur A. “Dick” Smith

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Death 4 Mar 2005 (aged 87)
Burial Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 54372800 · View Source
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W.A. "Dick" Smith, 87, of Mt. Vernon died 7:45 p.m. March 4, 2005, at
Okeechobee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Okeechobee, Fla. He
worked at Pressed Steel Car Manufacturing Co. before and after the war. He
was also a pipe fitter and welder.

Mr. Smith was born July 3, 1917, in Jefferson County to Robert C. and Verne
(Merritt) Smith. He first married Joyce Louise (Holloway) Smith Jan. 1, 1937,
in Mt. Vernon; she died. He then married Betty B. (Sharpe) Smith Oct. 28, 1989,
in Mt. Vernon; she survives.

Per the request of Mr. Smith, his body will be cremated and the family will
hold a graveside memorial service at a later date. No public visitation will
be held. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Betty Smith of Mt. Vernon; two sons,
Robert L. Smith and wife Carolann of Mt. Vernon and Richard L. Smith and
wife Kathy of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Adrienne Smith, Christopher Smith,
Matthew Smith and Susan Smith; two great-grandchildren; brothers Ralph Smith and
wife Ruth Ella of Opdyke and Roy E. Smith and wife Bernice of Okeechobee, Fla.;
a sister, Roberta Bumpus and husband Delbert of Vero Beach, Fla.; and several
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and four brothers,
Diamond, Floyd, Claude and Sidney Smith.

Mr. Smith served during World War II, obtaining the rank of corporal in the
United States Army Air Corps. He was a member of American Legion Post 141,
Mt. Vernon Moose Lodge 755 and Park Avenue Baptist Church.


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  • Created by: Paul Smith
  • Added: 1 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54372800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur A. “Dick” Smith (3 Jul 1917–4 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54372800, citing Williams Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Paul Smith (contributor 47302921) .