|Gregory L. Smith|
|January 22, 1975 - June 20, 2012|
|Memorial Service: Saturday at 2:00 PM June 30, 2012 at Cable Community Church, 1498 303rd St., Sherrard, IL|
|Gregory L. Smith, 37, of Milan, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2pm at the Cable Community Church, 1498 303rd St., Sherrard. Memorials may be made in care of the family.|
Greg was born on January 22, 1975 in Moline, the son of George Smith and Scharell Young. He was a graduate of Sherrard High School.
Greg owned and operated Smitty’s Excavating for seven years until his health did not allow him to do it anymore.
Survivors include his daughter, Bryanna Martin, Joy, Ill; mother, Scharell Young, Milan; father and bonus mom, George and Vanessa Smith, Milan; a half brother and sister; and his grandmother.
We are so sorry for the loss of Skippy (as we knew him). He spent several times at our house for the fireworks party. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
-- Lisa and Jack Lange
Smitty, no one walked like you, no one thought like you, no one talked like you, no one worked like you, no one rode like you, no one could stop you if any of your pack was messed with and no one endured what you endured! We rode side
by side like brothers mile after mile. No one can take that memory. You will live on my brother you will live on like no other!
-- Dennis Begyn
Smitty-my heart was broken when I heard the news that you had earned your wings. I will keep your beautiful smile with me and remember all the great times we shared. Dan nailed it- there was nobody like you and I hope you know what a hole you have left in so many peoples lives- you will be missed always.
-- Sherri (Crow) Lester
Dee said it perfectly. We loved you because you were you, one of a kind, wild and crazy. I am sorry your time here ended so abruptly. I'm sure you and Big D will be watching all of us and preparing for the day we all meet again. Anticipating the next practical joke to play on us, your next ride wtih Dee and your next memory. Heaven is going to be a lot brighter with your big smile! We love you Greg!
-- Angie Zeitler
Never have and never will stop thinking of you bro.
-- Darrick Calhoun
Sherry, We are sorry for your loss, we know exactly how it feels to lose someone too young in their life. We just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and your family, Dick and Nellie Iverson
-- Nellie Iverson
Smitty I have been thinking for days how to put into words what to say about you, and after a day of sharing old stories with some of our freinds I have come to the conclusion that words alone could not describe what you meant to so many people. You will never be forgotten because everyone that knew you will always have Smitty story to share. I can only hope everyone can erase these last 6 or 7 years and remember you for who you truly were. Cant wait until meet again.
-- Matt McKay
Bear, I will always remember that big mischievous smile ! Great memories babysitting you in Cable when you were a "baby" bear & helping you get auto parts when you were a "papa" bear ! Thoughts & prayers to all of your family & friends, you will be missed !
-- Teresa Thomas
Sherry & George sorry to hear about Greg I know what you are going through ,but with gods help he will help you get through it, our prayers are with you and your family. Linda &Kenny
-- linda gill
we were so sorry to hear of you passing on. you were a funny and likeable person.you will be missed..sorry for the family loss also.god bless.
-- rodney & melanie leffler
RIP Smitty. We had alot of fun growing up my friend.
-- Brian Weber
Smitty -- I'll never forget the time about 10 years ago after I got my first Harley, and you were riding with our group, I always wondered who that crazy guy was doing the donuts on his Harley in the middle of every intersection we would stop at. Never had a dull moment around you Smitty. You will be missed by so many! May you rest in peace...
-- Chrissy (Richardson) Deters
Smitty...Wow where to begin....we have been through soooo much together..My heart is so broken over your loss, but then again happy for the celebration of your new eternal life in heaven...you and your beautiful mother Sheryl took me in about a month ago to live with you when i had no where else to go..Smitty would do anything for anybody if they weere in need and he had the means to help....Smitty, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily.....i cry and laugh daily as i think of all the wonderful memories we shared over the years! You are and will be missed by us all...I LOVE you with all of my heart and we will meet again one day....i know your watching over us all, but you better keep a speical eye on your wonderful mother, and family.....from me and my family, our thoughts,sympothy, and prayrs are with you daily....I love you SMITTY....love for ever and always your girl,
-- Mandy (Amanda) Hultgren
Vanessa & family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May time help lessen the pain your family is feeling right now, but may his memory never be forgotten.
-- Mike Willfong