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Gary Duane Smith

September 22, 1959 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 59)
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Gary Duane Smith, 59, of Desloge, Missouri passed away at 7:03 A.M. October 6, 2018 at Desloge, Missouri. He was born September 22, 1959 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the Late Gail Louis and Helen Elizabeth (Sands) Smith.

Gary is survived by his son, Nathan D. Smith of Mount Vernon, Illinois; sister, Karen Smith Browning of Mount Vernon, Illinois; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins; and special family friend, Jake Hayes of Mount Vernon, Illinois.

In addition to his parents Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his sister, Gina Gail Smith.

Gary proudly served his county in the United States Army, serving two of his four years in the Service in Germany.  He worked in the maintenance department of NuBowl Lanes in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. 

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, October 12, 2018 at East Salem Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Michael Sheets officiating.  Inurnment will follow with members of the Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141 conducting Full Military Honors. Memorials can be made to the East Salem Cemetery.

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