H. Dewon Smith

September 6, 1928 - November 15, 2014
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Belvidere, IL

H. Dewon Smith, 86, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully, Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014 in Northwood’s Care Centre after a short illness.  Dewon was born September 6, 1928 in Strawberry, AR the son of Homer A. and Nettie (Chappel) Smith.  He married Ann Wilkerson on August 12, 1948 in Bono, AR.  Dewon started his working career in farming with his father. He then moved to Rockford, IL where he worked for JL Clark from 1950- 1955 and then went to the Ford dealership where he was a mechanic and sales associate.  Dewon and Ann then moved back to Jonesboro, AR where he was a manager for Quality Gladiolas Farms.  In 1966 Dewon and Ann moved back to Illinois where he went to work for Chrysler Corp in Belvidere as a pipefitter, he retired in 1991 after 25 years.  Dewon was a member of Belvidere Church of Christ; he enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and R.V camping – he was also a member of Blackhawk RV Club.

Dewon is loved and will be missed by his wife, Ann of Belvidere; daughter, Sharee (Larry) Burks of Jonesboro, AR; son in-law, Danny Simpson of Belvidere; sister in-law, Vernice Smith of Jonesboro; grandchildren Tracy (Mark Rarig) Simpson, Monica (Michael) Simon, Marcus (Lisa) Simpson; Jennifer Casey, Greg Burks, Matt (Traci) Burks; 15 Great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Dewon is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marilyn “Dianne” Simpson; brother, Dale Smith.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Belvidere Church of Christ, 1771 5th Ave., Belvidere with funeral services at noon.  Pastor Chris Hvezda will officiate.  Burial will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Nettleton Cemetery, Jonesboro, AR.  Memorials can be given in care of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Belvidere Church of Christ

Address:

1771 5th Avenue, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the church.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm -

Belvidere Church of Christ

Address:

1771 5th Avenue, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be held at noon,  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Belvidere Church of Christ, 1771 5th Ave., Belvidere with, pastor Chris Hvezda will officiate.


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Burial will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Nettleton Cemetery, Jonesboro, AR.


Memorial Information

Memorials can be given in care of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202


 

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Born: September 6, 1928
Died: November 15, 2014

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Kari Coppinger posted on 11/17/14

I will miss Dewon's smile and greeting. He always seemed genuinely glad to see me. I know that he loved the Lord and he loved his family. We are thinking of you family members who will miss him the most and especially praying for his dear wife Ann.

 

Amber Martin posted on 11/17/14

I was so sorry to hear about Dewon's passing. I will miss his sweet demeanor. He was always quick with a smile and a hug inspite of how he was feeling that day. My deepest sympathies to Ann, and to the rest of the Smith family.

 

Paula Bradley posted on 11/18/14

Sharee, Leo and I want you and your family to know how sorry we are for the loss of your dad. We are thinking of you and our prayer is that you will fill God's arms around you not just today, but in the days ahead. Love, Leo & Paula

 

Eira Keay posted on 11/18/14

Condolences Jennifer on the passing of your Grandfather. He will be in your heart forever. Out of sight but forever with you.

 

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