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Harold Gene Smith

July 7, 1941 — January 2, 2021

Creal Springs- Harold Gene Smith, age 79, of Creal Springs, passed away at 10:02am on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at his home.

Harold was born in Creal Springs on July 7, 1941, the son of Rosa Belle (Mandrell) and George Elvis “Red” Smith.  He married Joan Carver on September 4, 1965 in Mauckport, Indiana. They have shared fifty-five years of marriage.

Prior to his retirement, Harold had worked for the Army Corp of Engineers.

Survivors include his wife- Joan Smith of Creal Springs

Daughter- Patty and Jeff Bundren of Creal Springs

Daughter- Tammy and Jerry Needham of Creal Springs

Grandchildren- Jordan Bundren

     Lexie Bundren

     Chasity Needham

     Darcy and Dustin Byrn

Great Grandchildren- Alayna-Belle Needham

     Sophia Needham

     Nicholys Byrn

     Levi Byrn

Niece- Christy and Barry Holmes

Nephews- Donny and Sharon Tanner

     Mike Tanner

Great Nieces- Brianna Holmes

     Courtney Tanner

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Eddie Donnelson officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 11-1pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home. Private burial will take place at Cana Cemetery.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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