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Duane C. Smith
October 24, 1944 - November 29, 2019
Obituary for Duane C. Smith
Duane C. Smith, 75, of Evansville, Indiana, formerly of Bone Gap, Illinois,
passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at his residence. He was born on
October 24, 1944 in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Duane Smith and Louise
(Engler) Lovellette. He faithfully served his Country in the United States
Army. Duane married Mickie James on July 22, 1989 and they enjoyed thirty
years of marriage. Duane loved his family and treasured the time he spent
with them. He was an accomplished mechanic and truly enjoyed his work at
Hoosier Hot Rods & Classics. Duane loved drag racing and always loved the
excitement of racing his own cars. He always looked forward to watching
NASCAR and loved a good western movie. Duane attended Hope Fellowship
Church in Evansville, IN. Duane will be remembered by his loving wife,
Mickie Smith of Evansville; two sons, Jeff (Martha) Miller and Ryan
(Tiffiny) Smith; stepson, Dustin Hale; two daughters, Michelle (Greg) Fleck
and Angie (Scott) Tennison; stepdaughter, Carrie (Jeremy) Devine; six
grandchildren, Brittani (Todd) Prater, Jordan Smith and Liam Smith, Cooper
Fleck, Abby Fleck and Jesse Tennison; three step grandchildren, Chase Hale,
Jade Devine and McKenna Devine; one great granddaughter, Ella Prater; four
sisters, Joanne (Ray) Krohn, Anita (Moe) Moseley, Karen (Steve) Wilson and
Lisa (Jerry) Porter; many loved nieces and nephews. Duane was preceded in
death by his parents; and brother, Robert Royce. Graveside Services with
Full Military Honors will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019 at Oak
Lawn Cemetery in St. Francisville, IL with Pastor Carl Mann officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Duane's memory to the Wounded Warrior
Foundation. Envelopes will be at the cemetery or can be mailed to Keepes
Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes
Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Duane's
tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Smith family,
please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com <http://www.keepesfuneralhome.com/>
Obituary from Keepes Funeral Home website.
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