George E. Smith, 96, of Streator died Friday morning (August 2, 2019) at Flanagan Nursing and Rehabilitation, Flanagan.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator with Monsignor Philip Halfacre, officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 AM Wednesday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator.
Mr. Smith was born August 30, 1922 in Streator, the son of Ernest and Mary (Elias) Smith. He married Marguerite Murray in August of 1942. She survives.
George had been employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Streator for many years and was a member of its Onized Club, he was also a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. He attended local grade schools and Streator High School.
He is survived by his wife Marguerite, two sons, Dan (Jennifer Zhang) Smith, Champaign, and George Smith Jr., Streator, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Leo, Ernest Jr. and Robert L. “Bob” Smith, one sister, Dorothy Becker and two sisters-in-law Beatrice Murray and Mary Catherine Hansen.
Pallbearers will be Dan, George, Patrick and Adam Smith, Jonsey McMahan and Saul Moreno.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com.