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Obituary: Eugene Sheely Smith

October 28, 1930 – July 22, 2022

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Eugene Sheely SmithEugene Sheely Smith, age 91, of South Holland, Illinois, formerly of Chicago, Illinois and Nashville, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2022. Beloved father of Donald (Mary) Smith, Ivy (Randy) Harrison, Scott Smith, and Christian (Marek) Taylor. Cherished grandfather of Donald Jr., Desmond, and Justin. Great-grandfather of Ayanna, Essence, and late McKenzie. Dear son of the late Charlie and late Elsie Kinnard-Smith. Eugene was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was an avid golfer and participated in tournaments across the United States. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Visitation Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. Interment 2:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. For further information, please contact 708-333-7000 or visit our online guestbook at

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