John N. Smith of Springfield died at 4:05 pm, Monday, June 21, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. He was born February 6, 1945 in Springfield, Illinois to Harold and Margaret Beard Smith. He married Lillie Luckett and she preceded him in death on October 14, 1990. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
John is survived by his daughter Sharmain Smith; 3 step-daughters Annie Bias, Deborah (John) Martin all of Springfield and Laverne Bias of Las Vegas, NV; 1 son Michael John (Michelle) Smith of Springfield; a host of grandchildren; 7 sisters Martha Carter, Sue Smith, Judy (Edward) Clanton, Sharon Smith and Carolyn Smith all of Springfield, Dorothy (Donnie) Williamson of IL and Debra (Delbert) Jackson of TN; 4 brothers Harold, Ricky and Tony Smith all of IL and Charles (Arttemeze) Smith of Virginia; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and companion Luhenri Davis-Johnson.
He was a member of the Capital City Elks Lodge #1160 and worked as a Laborer.
Visitation will be from 9-10 am, Monday, June 28, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with a funeral service at 10 am. Paster Richard B. Maye officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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