PRINCETON — Dennis Lee Smith, 66, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Princeton to Charles B. and Dorothy A. (Bickett) Smith. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1965. He worked at LCN for 37 years and retired in 2003 as an information systems manager.
He was a member of Princeton Elks Lodge 1461 and Princeton Moose Lodge 1339. Dennis enjoyed yard work, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his grandsons and volunteering his time to help others. He always had a kind word and a big smile for everyone. He enjoyed working out at the Metro Center and socializing with his friends at the gym.
He is survived by his two children, Randy Smith of Florida and Lisa May of Princeton; two grandsons, Samuel and Mitchell May of Princeton; one sister, Judith (David) Brown of Princeton; his parents, Charles B. and Dorothy A. Smith of Princeton; and his girlfriend, Susan Johnson of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles "Chuck" Smith; and the mother of his children, Sandra Stone Johnson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Community Church in Princeton, 1719 S. Euclid Ave., with the Rev. Rhonda Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.
Since Denny's heart-warming smile will always be remembered, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Operation Smile (an organization that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the world) — www.operationsmile.org. To donate on his behalf, click here.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.