LeRoy C. Smith, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 12:25 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center.
He was born August 21, 1929 in Castleton, IL to Lawrence and Elsie Smith.
Surviving are his son, Mark (Chris) Smith of Peoria, 2 grandchildren, Ben (Chrissy) Smith and Molly Smith; and 1 great-granddaughter. Also surviving are a nephew, Mike (Saeko) Risser, a niece, Patricia Meeks; and longtime companion Ruth Bjork.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law.
He was a graduate of Washington High School and Eureka College. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.
LeRoy was an insurance adjuster for 37 years in and around the Peoria area. He loved to play and watch all sports.
The family would like to give a special thanks to caregiver Sandra Perry and the staff in Crescent 7 ICU at Methodist Hospital especially RN Kelsie.
Dad, we all miss you and love you.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Parkview Cemetery. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to T.A.P.S.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton.com.