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Darrell F. Smith, 87, of Erie, Illinois, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Harbor Crest Home, Fulton. Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 29th at the Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the start of the service. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous.
Darrell was born October 13, 1929 in rural Erie, Illinois, the son of Harvey and Iola (Halligan) Smith. He joined the US Army and served his country honorably, being discharged in 1953. He married Esther E. Boykisky in May of 1954. Darrell worked for International Harvester, retiring after many years of faithful service. He was formerly a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed running and ran competitively for most of his life. Darrell and Esther both loved dancing. He was also a loving family man.
He is survived by his wife, Esther; brother, Wesley (Opal) Smith, Lyndon; sister, Mary Anne (James) Snider, Moline; sisters-in-law, Carol Blaylock, Mesa, AZ, Mary Jane Kane, Davenport; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Smith and Iola Borbeck, and a sister, Marjorie. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Published on April 27, 2017
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