August 28, 1950 - August 18, 2020
Morris Edward Smith, 69, of Kell, Illinois passed away August 18, 2020 at SSM of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Born August 28, 1950 in Metropolis, Illinois, he was the son of Morris and Ruth E. (Wiesenborne) Smith. He was a retired farm equipment mechanic, He loved to deer hunt. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Walnut Hill, Illinois He married Judy Pitts, October 14, 1968 in Salem and they later divorced. He then married Loretta Meadows, October 3, 1983 in Missouri and she survives along with their children, Cindy (Randy) Webb of Salem, Cherie (Scott) Harris of Mt. Vernon, IL, Lisa (Doug) Grimes of Centralia, IL, Robin (Mindy Recar) Easley of Central City, IL, Stacey (Debbie French) Easley of Iuka, IL, Randy (Mike Cash) Easley of Centralia, IL, William Easley of Salem, IL. and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also his mother, Ruth Johnson of Herrin, IL, his former wife Judy Smith of Salem. and his sister, Belle Goodwin of Herrin, IL. In addition to his father, his is preceded in death by an infant son, John Lee Smith, an infant sister Mary Jane Smith, brothers Michael and Randall Smith, and grandchildren Ethaniel "Bean" Smith and Amber Easley. Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m., Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Salem with Brother David Burgess officiating. Visiting hours will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the service hour at the church. The family ask those attending to please be mindful of social distancing and any health precaution necessary to insure a healthy environment. The family suggest those wishing to honor Morris's memory consider a memorial to help defray the funeral cost, and will be accepted by the Sutherland - Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 97, Salem, Illinois 62881, (618) 548-1234. On line condolences may be left at sutherlandfuneralhome.com.
Morris Edward Smith, 69, of Kell, Illinois passed away August 18, 2020 at SSM of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Born August 28, 1950 in Metropolis, Illinois, he was the son of Morris and Ruth E. (Wiesenborne) Smith. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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