Edward O. Smith, 62, of New Boston, Illinois died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Trinity Muscatine.
Visitation is Sunday, March 6th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at New Boston United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 7th at New Boston United Methodist Church. Memorials may be left for the family. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
Edward was born August 4, 1953 in San Angelo, Texas a son of Charles A. and Georgia F. Leslie Smith. He graduated from McLeansboro High School in 1971. On February 4, 1973, he married Sherri Wynn at the Union Missionary Baptist Church, Dahlgren, Illinois. He worked at the Eagles Warehouse for 30 years, retiring in 2003. For several years, Ed was a coach for Westmer Schools and New Boston Youth Baseball and was active with the Westmer Athletic Boosters. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Ed was an outdoorsman- enjoying golfing, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed music and line dancing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Sherri Smith, New Boston; sons: Dusty Smith, Chicago, IL, Brad (Shaya) Smith, Rock Island, IL and Cory (Lisa) Smith, Milan, IL; grandchildren: Lexi, Marley, Braelyn, Drew and Tyus; and siblings: Steve (Rebecca) Smith, Mt. Vernon, IL and Charlene (Keith) Carter, Evansville, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Larry Smith.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.