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Jerry Leo Smith, 74, of Zion, passed away on June 19th, 2017 at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.
Visitation and service will be held at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee on June 24th 2017 at 2:00pm, service beginning at 4:00pm.
Jerry was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Joseph and Ruth Smith on August 11th, 1942. He attended George Washington High School and graduated in 1961. A Vietnam Veteran, Jerry served in the United States Navy from 1961 until 1980 achieving the rank of Chief Yeoman. He went on to earn an Associates degree in Applied Science from the College of Lake County. Jerry later worked in the Civil Service as a Transportation Officer for the United States Navy until his retirement in 2004. He was an active member of Zion Benton Moose Lodge 667.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ruth, brothers Bob, Bill, Jack, and Tom, and sisters LaVerene, Betty, Mary, and Martha.
He is survived by brothers, Joseph and John Smith, his sister Judy Lowery, loving partner Vivian Donaldson, sons Jerry (Tina) Smith, Steven (Denise) Smith and, grandchildren Alyssa, Leigh, Emily, Jake Katie, Tyler, Logan, and great grandson Eli.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Vietnam Veterans of America.