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Harold D. Smith


Harold D. Smith, Sr, 85, of Gillespie, passed away at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, on Jan. 23, 2023 at 3:35 a.m.

He was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Gillespie, to Irvin Smith and Ruth Hazel Dillard Smith.

He married Lindia M. Crocker Smith on July 25, 1959.  He was a retired coal miner for Monterey Coal Co.

He was a veteran of the US Navy after having served during Korea.  Harold was a member of the UMWA.  He loved trucks, fast cars and western movies.

He is survived by his spouse, Lindia Smith of Gillespie; children, David (Tracy) Smith of Gillespie, Barry Smith of Gillespie, Lori (Joe) Sneed of Glen Carbon; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Ann Miller of Gillespie, Junior Smith of Valley Park, MO, Ralph (Rose) Smith of East Alton.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and son, Harold Smith, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at  Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.  Burial will be at Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville.

Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet, PO Box 53, Benld, IL 62009.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.