August 3, 1944 - May 7, 2018
Harry L. Smith, age 73 of Mattoon, IL went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:13 P.M. A funeral service in his honor will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938; Reverend Dennis Strawn will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the Mattoon VFW Post 4325. Burial will be held at a later date. The visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00 P.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. Harry was born on August 3, 1944, the son of Charles and Malinda (Rardin) Smith. He married Ruth Polk on December 19, 1969 in Lerna, IL. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Smith of Mattoon, IL; one son, Tony Smith and wife Angie of Flower Mound, TX; two daughters, Angela Schackmann and husband Norbert of Mattoon, IL, Kimberly Bridges and husband Derek of Charleston, IL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Lowell Smith of Mattoon, IL; and two sisters, Karen McKibben and Cheryl Tague of Mattoon, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents. Harry honorably served our country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a retired employee of Ameren CIPS in Newton, IL as a plant supervisor and later worked at Catholic Charities in Mattoon, IL. Harry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mattoon. He was a selfless, loving, caring husband, father, and grandfather to his family; they were his pride and joy. Harry never knew a stranger and could always be found with a smile on his face. Memorials in his honor may be made to Catholic Charities, 4217 Dewitt Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 or American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton Avenue, Springfield, IL 62703. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with the family.
Harry L. Smith, age 73 of Mattoon, IL went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:13 P.M. A funeral service in his honor will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon,... View Obituary & Service Information
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