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Jackie Smith, Sr., 69, retired USPS Mail Carrier, passed away peacefully July 8, 2013.

A Chicago native, Jackie was an avid bowler, fisher, and hunter who loved all types of music, especially old R&B, gospel, and jazz.

He also knew how to cook up a good pot of food. Our Sunday dinners will never be the same without him.

Beloved husband of 49 years to Pauline Addie Smith (nee Linzy); cherished father of Jacqueline Ollins, Rita (Roy) Turner, Jackie (Catherine Bailey) Smith, Jr., Anthony (Lisa) Smith, LaShawn Smith, and Tyran (Felicia) Smith; proud grandfather ("Papa") of 20, great-grandfather of nine.

Only son of the late Jesse Smith and Fannie Beatrice Smith (nee McNease).

Nephew of Louise (the late Ralph) Sussewell, Lucy (the late Andrew) Liddel, Vera Goodwin, and Theodore "Teddy" McNease; brother-in-law of Ethel, Patricia, Hope, Clinton, Jr., and Shirley Linzy.

Cousin and friend of many.

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Boys and Girls Club of America, www.bgca.org, Chicago Service Center
1590 Wilkening Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847) 490-5220.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.

Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Illinois
6471 N Northwest Hwy Chicago Chicago, IL 60631
Tel. (800) 622-8358