SAYBROOK - Delmar E. Smith, 85, of Saybrook passed away at 12:15 p.m. Monday (Nov. 28, 2005) at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. The Rev. Stacy Landry will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Smith was born May 7, 1920, in Heyworth, a son of David Earnest and Tressie Mae Johnson Smith. He married Betty M. Wilken on Aug. 28, 1944, in Fowler, Ind. She survives in Saybrook.
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Also surviving are two sons, D. Earl (Raytha) Smith, Cochranton, Pa., and Donald W. (Marian) Smith, rural Gibson City; one daughter, Della Mae (Ronald) Boswell, St. Joseph; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard (Phyllis) Smith, Villa Grove, and Everett Smith, LeRoy; and four sisters, Louise Sledge, Gladys Mayer and Alberta Martineze, all of LeRoy; and Mardell Tipsord, Saybrook.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Delmar was a member of the LeRoy Christian Church, LeRoy; the American Hunting Club; and was a life member of the NRA. He was a former member and served on the board of the Piatt County Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He was also a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying.