Smith, Everette R. Age 82, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Everette is survived by his wife, Shirley L. (nee Harms) Smith; a daughter, Karen Blair and a granddaughter, Summer Lynn; two brothers also survive. Preceded in death by his parents, John Carl and Ruth (nee Parnell) Smith. He spent 55 years as a member of the local #422 Plumbers and Fitters Union. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard for 30 years and retired as a Captain. He taught safe boating classes and was instrumental in opening Coast Guard radio stations in Chicago and the Illinois River area. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00am at the Woodlawn Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 9:30 am until the time of service. Cremation rites were accorded and Everette's cremains will be interred at St John's Cemetery in Joliet privately per his wishes. Woodlawn Funeral Home 3201 W Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60431. 815-725-0100. www.woodlawnfunerals.com.
Published in Herald News on July 26, 2013