Everette R. Smith
Age 82, passed away Monday July 22, 2013 at Presence St Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL.
Everette is survived by his wife Shirley L. (nee Harms) Smith. A daughter Karen Blair and a granddaughter Summer Lynn. Two brothers also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents John Carl and Ruth (nee Parnell) Smith.
He spent 55 years as a member of the local #422 Plumbers and Fitters Union. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard for 30 years and retired as a Captain. He taught safe boating classes and was instrumental in opening Coast Guard radio stations in Chicago and the Illinois River area.
A memorial Service will be held Saturday July 27, 2013 at 11:00am at the Woodlawn Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 9:30 am until the time of service. Cremation rites were accorded and Everette’s cremains will be interred at St John’s Cemetery in Joliet privately per his wishes.