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Thomas Eugene Smith

April 6, 1953 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 68)


Thomas Eugene Smith, age 68, of Benton, passed away at 7:41 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022, at his residence at Heritage Woods of Benton.

His wishes are to be cremated.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022, at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 311 East Wastena Street, Benton, Illinois 62812, with Rev. Bill Hottensen, officiating. Burial will follow in the Brady Cemetery (East of Akin).

Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the services and cremation arrangements.

Thomas Eugene Smith was born on April 6, 1953, in Benton, IL, the son of Everett Smith and Lucille (Irby) Smith.

He was a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Benton.

Years ago, he formerly worked as a laborer at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.

Tom enjoyed attending and cheering for the Benton Ranger's Basketball team.

Surviving are two brothers: Robert Smith of Desloge, MO, Rev. John Smith and wife Sherry of Springfield, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Charles Smith and Carl Smith; and a sister-in-law Karen Smith.

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Memorial Service
April 16, 2022

1:30 PM
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
311 East Wastena Street
Benton, IL 62812

April 16, 2022

2:30 PM
Brady Cemetery East of Akin

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