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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Clyde Smith Jr.

  • Clyde Smith Jr., 85, Momence, died Sunday Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence.
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  • Clyde Smith Jr., 85, Momence, died Sunday Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born on Dec. 16, 1927, in Galatia, the son of Clyde and Eva Tate Smith.
    He married Murial Karnes on May 9, 1946, in Galatia. She preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2009.
    He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Glenn Jinks of Duncanville, Texas; one son, Mark Smith of Galatia; one brother, Bill Smith of Momence; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Eugene; one daughter, Judy Sanders; and one grandson.
    He was a factory worker at Armstrong in Kankakee for 42 years. He enjoyed restoring old Caterpillar dump trucks and earth movers.
    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the Cotter Funeral Home in Momence. Visitation will also be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Sloan Funeral Home in Galaita. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Tate’s Chapel Church in Galatia. Interment will be in Tate’s Chapel Cemetery in Galatia.
    Please sign his guestbook at cotterfh.com
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