GIBSON CITY — David Smith, 81, of Gibson City, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.  

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Roy and Mary (Hogue) Smith.  

Surviving are his wife, Ronelva; his children, Tamara Garcia and Tonja Bryant, both of Illinois, and Donald Bryant and Tina Dennis, both of Georgia; and three sisters, Fay Haas, Karen Wehrmann and Mary Tuggle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.   

Mr. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gibson City. He enjoyed woodworking, target shooting, hunting and fishing. He made custom knives and was an avid reader.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church’s building fund, 628 S. Church St., Gibson City, IL.

The family encourages friends to stop by and visit with Ronelva and family.  

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