Allen L."Smitty" Smith, 87, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at SBL Fayette County Hospital, LTC, in Vandalia, IL.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, IL, with Brother Doug Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia, IL & Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, IL. Memorials: First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, IL, and/or Kids Ark. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.
He was born May 14, 1934, in Fayette County, IL, the son of Herman F. & Erma V. (Dooley) Smith-Browning. Married Joyce Alberta Ellis on March 4, 1955, in Mulberry Grove, IL, she passed away January 18, 2022. He was a former mail carrier for U.S. Postal Service for 28 years, and Owner/Operator of Smitty's Monument Lettering, Vandalia, IL for 60 years; U.S. Army-Korean Veteran; and member of American Legion Post #95, Vandalia, IL and First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, IL.
He is survived by: Son - Stan Smith & Julie, Memphis, TN; Daughter - Vicky Largent & Gerald, Vandalia, IL; Grandchildren - Sara Caldieraro & Keith, Heather Garrison & John, and Tim Largent & Tracee; Great Grandchildren - Macy, Jase and Jenner Largent, Annly, Isla and Ellis Garrison, Nailah and Zailyn Farmer and Bailey and Tyler Caldieraro; and 1 Great Great Grandchild - Dominic Crump.
Preceded in death by: His parents; Wife; and Sister - Meda Bingham.