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Obituary for Michael D. Smith

Michael D. Smith, 67, of Galesburg, passed away at home on June 17, 2017.

Mike was born January 18, 1950 in Peoria, the son of Harry D. and Catherine R. Campbell Smith. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Baughman/Dunn); his children, Shawn Smith of Denver, CO, Joshua (Jamie) Welsh of Altona, Nicholas Smith of Edwardsville; Kellie (Joe) Harshbarger of Bartonville, Michelle (Jerry) Cook of Galesburg; and Kimberly Smith of Edwardsville; and 10 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother David Smith and a son, James Gallagher.

Mike was raised in Peoria and graduated from Woodruff High School.  He worked for 30 years at Caterpiller, Inc. retiring in 1997.  Mike was a handyman and could fix anything -  a “Jack of all trades.”  Mike was a social person, who had many friends and loved a good conversation and a cold Miller Lite beer.  He enjoyed traveling with Linda, especially Florida.  He loved to go fishing, was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, and was a lover of dogs, with Labradors being his favorite.  Mike was also a Mason.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Cremation rites will be performed following the visitation.  No funeral service is planned.  Memorials may be made to the family in c/o Watson-Thomas Funeral Home, 1849 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401.


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Saturday

24

Jun

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401


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1849 N. Seminary St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
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