January 25, 2023

Harold D. Smith, Sr., 85, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Jan. 23, 2023. He was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Gillespie to Irvin and Ruth Hazel (Dillard) Smith. He married Lindia M. Crocker on July 25, 1959, and she survives.

He was a retired coal miner for Monterey Coal Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served during Korea. He was a member of the UMWA. He loved trucks, fast cars and western movies.

He is survived by his wife, Lindia Smith of Gillespie; children, David (Tracy) Smith of Gillespie, Barry Smith of Gillespie, Lori (Joe) Sneed of Glen Carbon; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Ann Miller of Gillespie, Junior Smith of Valley Park, Mo., and Ralph (Rose) Smith of East Alton. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and son, Harold Smith, Jr.

Friends may call on Friday, Jan. 27, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Burial will be at Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Carlinville.

Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet, P.O. Box 53, Benld, IL 62009. Condolences may be left online at

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