Jack Smith


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Posted Online: Dec. 01, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Jack Hubbard Smith, 85, of Silvis, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis.
Per his wishes, there will be no services, and cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline, is assisting the family with
arrangements.
Jack was born on Dec. 31, 1926, in Clayton, Ill., the son of Merle and Alta "Peg" Decker Smith. He
married Marcella Petty in 1949 in Rock Island. He later married Lila Burkholder Crotty on May 26, 1979.
Jack served in the United States Navy during WWII. Upon returning from the war, he was employed as a printer for The Daily Dispatch and later for Desaulniers Printing Co., retiring in 1983. Jack enjoyed nature and reading books by author Louis L`Amour. His true passion was fishing, whether it was wading at the Steel Dam in Milan or trips to Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Survivors are his wife; children, Lila Smith, Silvis, Alan Smith, Silvis, Kathy Wilson, East Moline,
Jack (Heather) Smith, Moline; stepchildren, Mike (Cindy) Crotty, Moline, David (Mary) Crotty, Moline, Cindy (Randy) Bush, East Moline; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister,
Alice Barton. Rock Island. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Gibbs.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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