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Daniel Lee Smith, 56, of Farmersville, Illinois, formerly of Girard, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 30, 2020 at his home in Farmersville, IL. Daniel was born on September 10, 1964 to Mitchell and Mary (Pitchford) Smith in Springfield, IL. Daniel was a 1982 graduate of Girard High School. He joined the US Air Force right after high school, and served his country for over 10 years. He served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was stationed in Germany for 3 1/2 years. He obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his discharge, he returned home to Girard and was a project manager for NH3D of Girard. Daniel was a member of Boston Chapel Christian Church, and was very close to the people of Farmersville. Daniel is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Smith of Girard; four sons, Zachary D. (significant other, Heather Sims) Smith of Mattoon, IL, Caleb S. (Whitney) Smith of Sullivan, IL, Mitchell L. (Marci) Smith of Midlothian, TX, and Dustin M. (Ashley) Smith of Fountain, CO; daughter, Kayla D. (significant other, Brent Enderlein) Smith of Cocoa, FL; four grandsons, Cooper S. Smith, Owen S. Smith, Ethan E. Smith, and Emerson L. Smith; three granddaughters, Olivia N. Smith, Sophia E. Smith, and Kinley N. Smith; three sisters, Diana (Brett) Brown of Girard, IL, Dawn (Eric) Webb of Raymond, IL, and Danielle (Kyle) Marshall of Farmersville, IL; two brothers, David (Lori) Smith of Girard, IL and Randy (Colean) Smith of Girard, IL; several nieces and nephews. Daniel was preceded in death by father, Mitchell E. Smith. Private funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Family.

 

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