Norman G. Smith, 81, of Pawnee passed away at 1:35 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born January 13, 1930 in Tovey, Il. the son of Roscoe and Alberta Messersmith Smith. He married Norma Foster in August, 1951 in Kincaid, Il. Norman was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Kincaid. Mr. Smith had been a farmer for over 50 years. He was a Korean War veteran and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant in the Artillery after earning the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Kincaid American Legion and the Chrisitan County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife: Norma Smith of Pawnee; children: Cleta (Vic) Menossi of Taylorville, Cinda (Dave) Johnson of Springfield, David (Gloria) Smith of Kincaid, and Julie (Paul) Moody of West Palm Beach, FL. Sisters: Barbara (Phil) Bohlen of Moweaqua and Brenda (Chuck) Ward of Springfield; 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bernard Smith, and granddaughter Jamie German.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until noon at McClure Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.