The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

June 12, 2012

David Alan Smith

GEORGETOWN — David Alan Smith, 50, of Lafayette, Ind., and formerly of Georgetown, died at 5:55 a.m. EDT Monday, June 11, 2012, in Heritage Healthcare Center, West Lafayette, Ind.

David was born in Williamsport, Ind., on Sept. 19, 1961. He was the son of Mary Jo (Stump) Smith and James Ross, of Wellton, Ariz., and the late Robert Lee Smith.

He was raised in Warren County, graduating from Seeger Memorial High School in 1979. He attended Vincennes University.

David had lived for many years in Georgetown before moving to Lafayette four years ago.

David had worked for Century Roofing in Danville for several years and more recently worked at ALCOA in Lafayette until his disability due to his illness.

David was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He had been stationed in Germany as a communications specialist.

He enjoyed being outdoors and liked to hunt. He also enjoyed NASCAR, with Jeff Gordon as his favorite driver.

Besides his mother and stepfather, David leaves behind two children, Seth Mitchell Smith, Ridge Farm, and Nikki Farrell, Georgetown; a sister, Deborah (Dan) Winger, Oxford, Ind.; two stepsisters, Rhonda (Rex) Wilson and Marilyn (Rick) Watkins, both of Williamsport; a granddaughter, Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Nathaniel Winger.

David was loved and cherished and will be missed by his family.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, at Maus Funeral Home, Attica. Services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 14, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clint Fink officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Oxford West Cemetery, Oxford, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David A. Smith Family Trust Fund for his son, Seth Mitchell Smith, or to the American Kidney Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to www.mausfuneralhome.com.

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