Monte Blue Smith was born October 9, 1935 and departed this life on March 23, 2017. He was born in Harrisburg, Illinois to Gotslee and Myrtle Smith. Monte was a retired employee of US Steel Corp and a firefighter at Bethlehem Steel in Portage, IN. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons. Both parents and a sister Cordie and a brother Richard preceded him in death. Monte graduated from Froebel High School in 1954. . He was survived by a daughter Janell, grandchildren Morgan, Justus and Amanda; loving and devoted ex-wife Carol Booker Smith and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services immediately following at 11:00 a.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.