Justin L. Smith
CHATHAM – Justin Lee Smith, 24, of Chatham, formerly of New Berlin, died at 5:38 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born June 25, 1984, in Springfield, the son of Fred Smith and Patricia Galloway.
He is survived by his mother, Patti (husband, John) O’Dell of New Berlin; father, Fred Smith of Springfield; a daughter, Lilly Smith of Chatham; grandparents, Don and Joni Galloway of Springfield, Carl and Judy Aufrecht of Springhill, Fla., and Steve and Bev Smith of Springfield; a great-grandmother, Evelyn Aufrecht of Taylorville; a sister, Tara O’Dell;
a brother, Michael Smith of New Berlin; several aunts and uncles; and several cousins and friends.
He worked as a mechanic for Drake Scruggs.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn. He enjoyed music, camping, fishing, being outdoors and flying model airplanes. He also enjoyed working on cars and riding his motorcycle. But his favorite pastime was spending time with his daughter Lilly. He was an eye donor. He was a graduate of New Berlin High School. He attended Universal Technical Institute and was an ASE certified mechanic.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Harre officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for his daughter Lilly, c/o INB.