John D. Smith, Sr., 82, of Aurora, IL and Sun City, AZ, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11 AM until time of service 1 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Burial will take place at a later date in Keithsburg, IL.

John D. Smith, Sr., 82, of Aurora, IL and Sun City, AZ, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018.  He was born January 20, 1936 in Keithsburg, IL, son of the late Earl and Louise (Dunn) Smith and lifelong stepson of the late G.Ward Hawkins.   He joined the Army right after high school and spent a year and a half in the Panama Canal Zone and very soon located in Aurora.   John spent 42 years in the structural steel business all located in Aurora, IL, beginning with Commercial Steel Supply Company, followed by Mississippi Valley and ending his career at Garbe Iron Works.   He is survived by his two sons, Richard Smith and John (Paula) Smith; grandsons, Jeremy Smith and Joshua (Hillary) Smith; great-grandchildren, Jessica Smith and Dustin Smith; siblings, Earl Smith, Vera Downing and special friend, Karen Speck.   Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Sandra; great-grandson, Joshua Smith and sister, Shirley Pullen.   Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11 AM until time of service 1 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506.  Burial will take place at a later date in Keithsburg, IL.    

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