AMerican Veteran 11

Harry Virgil Smith

May 13, 1925 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 94)


Harry Virgil Smith, Jr., 94, of Gillespie, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:54 am. He was born May 13, 1925, in Gillespie, IL to Harry W. Smith & Margaret "Maggie" (Linton) Smith. He married Nina (Ward) Smith on October 17, 1944 in Springfield, IL. He was a retired coal miner. Harry was a veteran of the US Navy. Harry was a former member of the American Legion Post of Vandalia. He is survived by his sons, Kenny Dwayne (Linda) Smith of Shipman, IL, William Franklin (Edith) Smith of Gillespie, IL, brother, Gary Smith of Gillespie, IL, sister, Betty Gentry of Norfolk, VA, grandchildren, Richard Lee Smith, William Franklin Smith II, Charles Smith, Kari Eskew and numerous great grandchildren. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, son, Harry V. Smith II and brother, William Franklin Smith. Private services will be held. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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