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1 of 8 | Posted by: George Styden - Mount Carroll, IL

“Fr an and famiy, we are sorry to hear of Oopie's passing, but happy he is with his mom and the Lord, we love you and are praying for your family. Don...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sheryl Noble - ROCK FALLS, IL

“Your sure gonna be missed Oop Im gonna miss your pickin at me every chance you got R.I.P. big guy love ya ❤ Fran you n the family are in out...Read More »
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5 of 8 | Posted by: Trudy (Engelkens) Eads - Chadwick, IL

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6 of 8 | Posted by: Debra and John Cochran - Fulton, IL

“RIP OOpie! Fran you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers! He was a special guy, I'll always remember when I called you and he was by your...Read More »
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8 of 8 | Posted by: Theresa Akers - Rock Falls, IL

NELSON- Jeffrey A. "Oopie" Smith, 60, of Nelson, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at his home. Oopie was born in Sterling on January 9, 1960, the son of Freddy and Bessie (Near) Smith. He married Francis Udell on August 3, 1996 in Rock Falls. Oopie worked as a pallet maker for many years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his children and grandchildren, often hosting cookouts on weekends. Oopie was a member of Who Else Land. He enjoyed all sports, and played AAA traveling softball in the 1990's. Oopie's favorite thing to do was go coon hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Francis Smith of Nelson; two daughters, Tammy (Steve Cassens) Engelkens of Dixon, and Tonya (Brick Boss) Smith of Rock Falls; four sons, Eric (Heather) Smith of Sterling, Jeremey (Sheila) Udell of Rock Falls, Cody (Courtney) Walters of Dixon, and Cody Robnett of Rock Falls; two children that he loved as his own, Christopher and Elizabeth; three sisters, Brenda Wyatt and Debbie (Jim) Shelley, all of Rock Falls, and Tammy (Tom) Hernandez of Sterling; one brother, Jimmy (Candance) Near of Sterling; twelve grandchildren, Eric Jr., Brycon, Jennifer, Erica, Joseph, Braidyn, Nicolette, McKenna, BayLee, Bradley, Abby, and Aubree; and his dog "Cooper."

Oopie was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jennifer Smith; one brother, Rick Smith; and one grandchild, Austin Williamson.

Masks will be required along with social distancing in effect for a public visitation held from 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave Rock Falls, IL. Funeral Service will follow at 7:00pm with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating.