J. Paul Smith, 77, of Nokomis, Illinois, formerly of Ramsey, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at his home, Nokomis, IL.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the First Baptist Church of Ramsey, Ramsey, IL, with Pastor Jeff Shouse, officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the First Baptist Church Ramsey, IL. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Ramsey and/or Baptist Children's Home, Carmi, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.
Born October 8, 1942, in Taylorville, IL, the son of Guy M. & Dorothy Lucille Griswald Smith. Married Claudia Diann King August 16, 1968 in Decatur, IL. He was a Farmer and Truck Driver; former employee at Fayette County Jail, owner/operator of the Ramsey Dairy Dee, and Ramsey Fire Chief; U.S. National Guard; Member of First Baptist Church Ramsey, IL; and former member of American Legion, Lions Club, and School Board, all of Ramsey, IL. Paul was known as the ice cream maker for the entire family.
Survived by: Wife - C. Diann Smith, Nokomis, IL; Daughter - Billie Jo Kepley & Steve, Arcola, IL; Sons - Jay Paul Smith, Gifford, IL, Beau Travis Smith & Whitney, Ramsey, IL, and Jerry Lee Smith, Chippewa Falls, WI; 11 Grandchildren - Kyle, Kayla, Kolten, Tyler, Brianna, Isaac, Chloe, Kabe & Jessica, Drake, Mya and Parker; and 1 Great Grand Child - Mathias; 1 Brother - David M. Smith & Terry of Nokomis, IL; 1 Sister - Ruth Ann Lacey & Dr. Robert of Nokomis, IL.
Preceded in death by: Parents.
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