Harry Virgil Smith Jr., 94 of Gillespie, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 10:54 a.m. He was born on May 13, 1925, in Gillespie to Harry W. Smith and Margaret “Maggie” (Linton) Smith. He married Nina (Ward) Smith on October 17, 1944, in Springfield.
He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the US Navy. Harry was a former member of the American Legion Post of Vandalia.
He is survived by his sons, Kenny Dwayne (Linda) Smith of Shipman and William Franklin (Edith) Smith of Gillespie; brother, Gary Smith of Gillespie; sister, Betty Gentry of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Richard Lee Smith, William Franklin Smith II, Charles Smith, and Kari Eskew; and numerous great grandchildren.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; son, Harry V. Smith II; and brother, William Franklin Smith.
Private services will be held. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.