John Smith

John Smith

CHAMPAIGN – Celebration of Life services for John Robert Smith, 36, of Champaign will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Savoy United Methodist Church, Savoy. The Rev. Jim McClarey will officiate.

Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery, Urbana.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 15) at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., Champaign.

Mr. Smith passed away at 5:44 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2012) at his home.

He was born Feb. 14, 1976, in Champaign, a son of Michael W. and Lucille "Lucy" Irene (Kaufman) Smith. They survive.

He married Trisha Guidas on Oct. 22, 2011, in Savoy. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Tyler Smith and Devon Smith, both of Loda, and John Duane Andrew Smith of Champaign; a daughter, RaeAnn Smith of Loda; a step-daughter, Brooklyn Ladage of Champaign; and two brothers, Christopher Smith of Champaign and Tracy Smith of Savoy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his great-grandparents.

He was employed by Solo Cup in Urbana.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Savoy United Methodist Church. He played for and coached the church's softball and volleyball teams. He was a Cubs, Chicago Bears and Michigan sports fan, as well as WWE and TNA wrestling. He was a Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan.

In lieu of other expressions of sympath, memorial contributions may be made at any Busey Bank to the John Smith Memorial Account.

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