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James K. Smith

December 4, 1953 April 20, 2022
James K. Smith
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Obituary for James K. Smith

Peoria- James K. Smith, 68, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Jim was born on December 4, 1953 in Peoria, son of Robert G. and Martha J. (Waldeck) Smith.
Jim had a very special gift and love of music, whether he was listening to music or singing his favorite songs.
His singing would captivate audiences young and old alike.
One of Jim’s last public singing events was to sing the National Anthem at the Bradley Basketball game.
Jim was a member of P.A.R.C. and in the P.A.R.C. chorus.
Jim was a client of EPIC and he was also a member of The Peoria Area Blind Peoples Center along with being in their chorus as well.
Jim is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Bill Smith of Springfield, Il., Jack (Jean) Smith of McHenry, Il., Jeff (Susie) Smith of Dunlap, Il. Mary McAllister of Eureka, Il., and Sarah Barringer of Cypress, TX; along with many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother Mike Smith, and 2 brothers-in-law, Gregory McAllister and Michael Barringer.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at noon at Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel, with visitation a half hour prior to the mass.
Fr. Patrick Henehan will officiate.
Memorials may be made to EPIC, 1913 W. Townline Road, Peoria, IL 61615 or The Peoria Area Blind Peoples Center, 2905 W. Garden St., Peoria, IL 61605.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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Visitation

Saturday

14

May

11:30 AM 5/14/2022 11:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/14/2022 12:00:00 PM
Resurrection Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61615

Resurrection Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Road Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Saturday

14

May

12:00 PM 5/14/2022 12:00:00 PM
Resurrection Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61615

Resurrection Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Road Peoria 61615 IL
United States
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