Eddie L. Smith, Jr., age 77, of Loyal, WI, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Owen Mennonite Church in Owen, WI. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Eddie Lee Smith, Jr. was born on January 16, 1944 in Salem, OH, to Eddie Lee Sr. and Marguerite (Crook) Smith.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Irene (Steiner) Smith, whom he married on June 22, 1968; loved and missed by 6 sons and 2 daughters: Conrad (Esther) of Loyal, WI, Mark (Tammy) of Cheyenne, WY, Joanne (Philip) Scearce of Thorp, WI, Brian (Emalene) of Craig, CO, Wesley (Katrina) of Boyceville, WI, Wilbur (Lori) of Rozet, WY, Leon (Carolyn) of Sheldon, WI, and Jeanette Smith of Loyal, WI; 50 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Maxine (Richard) Bartholomew of North Lima, OH, and Karen Pace of Delta, UT; numerous nieces and nephews who were special.
Preceded in Death by
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Ronnie, George, and Gene Smith; one sister: Judy Forester. Eddie was a faithful member of Owen Mennonite Church until his death.
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