Mr. Smith was born November 11, 1947 in Rushville, IL, to Paul and Marjorie (Haney) Smith. He graduated from VIT High School, Table Grove, IL, in 1965 and served two tours in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Division. On November 15, 1969, he married Geraldine L. Comai in Readsboro, VT. He was employed by Brookfield Power Company until his retirement in 2013.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 48 years, Geraldine; son Randall (Michelle) Smith, of Williamstown, MA; daughter Allison (Scott) Labor, of Morgan, VT, and daughter Ashley (Jake) Leonard, of Berlin, NY; sister Sandra Sue (Barry) Beck, of Astoria, IL; brother Terry (Susie) Smith, of Vermont, IL, brother Russell Smith (Dave Lindsay), of Tampa, FL, and brother Mark (Lisa) Smith, of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Maddyn and Braeden Labor and Zachary and Katelin Smith; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Mr. Smith was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. He enjoyed cooking and was always there to help family and friends.
Donations may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, MBC-Found 12902, Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 4601 Forbes Blvd., Suite 130, Lanham, MD, 20706.