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BENTON — Norman D. Smith, 86, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Parkway Manor in Marion.

Norman was born Nov. 11, 1931, in West Frankfort, to James and Roxie (Hall) Smith. He was in the U.S. Army during Korea and a member of Third Baptist Church in West Frankfort, where he was a Sunday School teacher. Norman was an avid runner and hiker. He enjoyed physical fitness. He taught at SIU-STC Trade School in the machine tool program. He also enjoyed making knives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, J.D., Jack and Kenneth Smith; and sisters, Wanda Smith and Molly Coffman.

Norman is survived by his wife, Sally Smith; sons, William Dewain (Connie) Smith, John (Theresa) Smith, and James A. Smith; and grandson, Joshua Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Brother Joe Zbinden officiating. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 1961 of Orient, VFW Post 5764 of West Frankfort and Zeigler Post 177.

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