Terry Joseph Smith
Terry Joseph Smith, 67 of St. Elmo, died at 4:21 a.m., Sunday, October 13, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Cancer Center, Effingham or the donor's choice.
Terry was born on Monday, October 13, 1952 in St. Elmo, IL to Robert Joseph and Helen Mae (Tucker) Smith. He married Mary Ann Milleville on August 29, 1971. He owned and operator of Terry Smith Welding, St. Elmo for 40 years. He was a member of the Pontiac International Club and GTO Club.
He is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Mary Ann Smith of St. Elmo; son, Wyatt (Heather) Smith of St. Elmo, daughter, Tara Quandt (fiancé, Ron Slifer) of Altamont; mother, Helen Smith of St. Elmo; brother, Brent (Brenda) Smith of St. Elmo, sister, Kendra Smith of St. Elmo; 7 grandchildren, Vayda Smith, Gavyn Smith, Kyle Behl, Lyndi Smith Emily Koberlein, Anna Koberlein, and Brynttlee Stoldt,.
Terry was preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Smith.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com
Published on October 14, 2019


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Hilary Canfield
Oct 18, 2019
I worked with Terry on a few jobs when I first started the pipeline. When he pulled up to a job it was a sigh of relief and everyone had the upmost respect for him. He was always giving me words of encouragement and talking to me about old country music. The world really lost a good man. Prayers to his family and friends. He will be missed. Rest Easy Terry.
Barbara & Neil Smith
Oct 16, 2019
So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Pray the family will be able to remember the fun times they had with Terry instead of the fight he went through to try and beat the illness that took his life. May God bless all of you in your struggle to adapt to a life without Terry.
Larry Welch
Oct 15, 2019
Sold Terry some trucks when I was a sales representative for Effingham Truck Sales. What a wonderful person and a pleasure to do business with.
Gieseking Funeral Home
Oct 14, 2019