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Josiah Lasell Smith

January 12, 1925 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 95)


Josiah Lasell Smith, 95, of Naples, FL, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021

He had been a resident of Naples for 10 years, after moving from Leesburg, FL and previously Elk Grove Village, IL. He was retired from the Bank of Elk Grove where he was a Vice-President. Josiah was also a United States Army World War II Veteran having served in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign at the 57th Field hospital as a Medical Technician 5th Grade. Josiah is survived by his children Josiah Lasell Smith, Jr., Christopher Cummings (Regina) Smith, Patricia Ann (Michael) Pence, and Edward Joseph Smith; his grandchildren, Josiah Lasell (Jennifer) Smith, III, Michael Frank Smith, Kristen (Andrew) Eckardt, Kelly (Jared) Blumenberg, Erin Smith, Kelsey (James) Kemling, great-grandchildren, Sarah, David, Jayden, Emma, Noah, Jonah, and many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Muriel Cummings Smith; his father Earle Smith; mother; Margaret Lasell Smith; brother, Earle Smith; sister, Nancy Earle Wolff, daughter-in-law, Carolyn Grace Smith (Josiah, Jr.) 

A memorial service and interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2501 E Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL at a later date. Services will be announced when they are scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Josiah’s memory may be made to Brother James Court, 2508 Saint James Road, Springfield, IL 62707.

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