Allen Wayne "JR" Smith
LINCOLN, IL - Allen Wayne "JR" Smith, 60, died at 9:34 a.m., August 4, 2014, at his home.
JR was born Aug. 6, 1953, in Lincoln, Ill., the son of Wayne and Alice Conley Smith.
He is survived by his mother, Alice Petro, of Lincoln; two brothers, Larry Smith of New York and Richard Smith of Springfield. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Wilham, and one brother, Gary Smith.
He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Decatur.
JR provided warm, loving, and helpful care for his mother by doing all the shopping, cooking, vehicle maintenance along with maintenance for the home and yard. His greatest pleasure was driving his black corvette, wearing his "vette" hat and tee shirt, along with attending "vette" shows. JR was very fond of his pet cats and, needless to say, he spoiled them. JR also loved being outdoors mushrooming, fishing, and target shooting.
JR chose to be cremated and no services to be held. To honor his wishes, his ashes will be scattered at a private family gathering at one of his favorite spots.
Services were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.