Clarence L. Smith (1924 - 2017)

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Clarence L. Smith, 93, of Brownstown, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown, with the Rev. Tom Fedrigon officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Wednesday at the church. Memorials: Liberty Cemetery or donor's choice. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. Smith was born on Tuesday, March 25, 1924, in Brownstown, the son of William Jasper and Sarah Alice (Hillock) Smith. He married Lois E. Hinton on Oct. 16, 1955, at New Hope Baptist Church in Tower Hill.
Clarence was a lifelong farmer and an Army veteran. He was a member of Liberty Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife of more than 61 years, Lois; sons, Bradley Smith of Brownstown, Larry Smith and his wife Kathy of Shelbyville, and Stan Smith and his wife Lana of Brownstown; grandchildren, Summer and her husband Heath Summers, Kolton Smith and his wife Kaitlyn, both of Shelbyville, and Connor Smith of St. Peter; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Paisley Summers; sister-in-law, Doris Hinton of Tower Hill; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold Koester and Dale Smith; and a sister, Mary Naber.
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Brownstown, IL 62418
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 2 to May 10, 2017