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Joshua C. Smith, 36, of Stonington passed away at 2:35pm on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on February 25, 1980 in Taylorville, the son of Jerry and Martha Jarvis Smith.  Josh graduated from Taylorville High School in 1998 and most recently worked as a farm hand for B&R Farms in Stonington.  He was a member of the Old Stonington Baptist Church where he served on the Deaconate Board.  He enjoyed playing D&D, watching movies, attending Bible studies, loved spending time with his numerous friends and was a devoted father. 

He is survived by his daughter: Isobel K. Smith of Stonington; parents: Jerry & Martha Smith of Stonington; brothers: Jason B. Smith of Stonington and Jeffrey M. Smith (Sarah) of Carlinville; companion: Jessica Kersey of Blue Mound; nephews: Sawyer Smith and Augie Smith of Carlinville; and uncle: Ronald N. Smith (Nancy) of Greenville.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Charles & Melba Durbin, Richard Jarvis, and Lunette Jarvis.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Mason officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9 until 11am Wednesday.  Memorials may be left to the Smith Family.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.  Memories of Josh, or condolences to the family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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