Jerry Smith


Mr. Jerry Smith, age 80, of Abingdon, Illinois passed away at 7:12 PM on June 3, 2023, at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

Jerry was born on March 17, 1943, in Akin Illinois, the son of Hollis and Beatrice (Corn) Smith. Jerry is survived by his daughter, Kerry Johnson, his son, Brandon Smith, his step son, Robbie Schisler, his grandson, Josh Johnson, his two brothers, Dean Smith, and Ray Smith, and his sister, Donna Craig. Jerry is preceded in death by his mother and father.

Jerry was most known around Abingdon for not only his friends made while working at Skeeter’s bar, but also his extensive fandom of Elvis Presley and love of his cats Ricky, Lucy, and Pepper. Jerry’s love of Elvis’s music best being showcased in his home, filled with Elvis decorum. In Jerry’s free time he could be found either fishing, or gardening. He had taken much pride in his gardening and lawn care skills. And as many people could agree, knew a mower better than the back of his own hand.

Cremation has been accorded. No services are to be held. Hinchliff-Pearson-West of Galesburg is honored to assist the family. Memorials may be made to either the Knox County Humane Society, or Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

Spread the word

Other Obituaries

Latest News Podcasts

Subscribe to our Community Newsletter

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Prairie Communications, 55 Public Square, Monmouth, IL, 61462, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Choose a Category

Continue Reading

Mason Simpson

Mason Simpson, age 79, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away at 9:30 PM on Friday, September 29, 2023 at his residence. He was born March 7, 1944 in Lancaster, Kentucky, the

William “Bill” S. Totten

William “Bill” S. Totten, 93, of Alexis, Illinois, passed away at 12:15 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2023 at the Richard Owens Hospice House, Peoria, IL. He was born on March

Dottie Henry

Dorothy A. “Dottie” Henry, 74, of Pontiac, IL, formerly of Monmouth, IL passed away peacefully at 4:45 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 2023 at OSF St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

David LeRoy Ryner

David LeRoy Ryner, 80, of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. David was born November 7, 1942 in Galesburg

Wayne Leroy Sehlstrom

Wayne Leroy Sehlstrom, 55, of Roseville, Illinois, died at 6:56 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2023 at home. Wayne was born January 28, 1968 Roseau, Minnesota, the son of Willmer Arthur