Deon Smith, 78, of DeSoto, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at his residence in DeSoto.
Deon was born on August 9, 1939, in rural DeSoto, Illinois, to Marriett Smith and Irene (McKinnies) Smith.
He had worked as a journeyman carpenter.
Mr. Smith was a mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge in DeSoto.
Deon is survived by his partner Frances Crawshaw of DeSoto;
three sons Eric Smith and Mary Morgan Strothmann of DeSoto, Darren and Terri Smith of Carterville, and Dustin Smith of Carbondale;
five grandchildren Eric Smith, Chase Smith, Jacob Smith, Lauren Smith, and Zach Smith;
one brother Tommy (Brenda) Wayne Smith of DeSoto;
one sister Spring (George) Miles of DeSoto;
and four nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His body will be cremated. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.