Keith Smith Death, Obituary – On Friday, June 2, 2023, at the age of 54, Keith Smith, who resided in Galatia, Illinois and had previously been a resident of Joliet, suddenly away unexpectedly. Keith was born on August 30, 1968, in Harvey, Illinois. His parents are Glendell E. Smith and Laverne (née Hancock), and he is their son. He had lived in Joliet for a very long time and had attended Joliet Central High School until he graduated. Volunteering at Ferrell Hospital was something new for Keith, who had previously worked for a long period as a diesel mechanic for Vulcan Materials Company in Romeoville.
When Keith wasn’t working, he liked to spend his spare time playing golf, baseball, and softball, as well as chatting with his pals over a few beers. Restoring old automobiles was a hobby that he and his son, Chad, both enjoyed doing together. And whenever he was with his grandchildren, you could never fail to catch him wearing a grin on his face.
Keith is survived by his son Chad (Erika) Smith, his daughter Skyla (Robert) Fellner, his special daughters Tabitha Jewel and Miranda Miller, his mother Lavern Smith, his grandchildren Nehemiah and Harrison Fellner, Zander, Maximus, Bentley, and Sienna Smith; Marilyn Kay Jewel; and Tyler, Briar, and Aubri Miller; as well as his siblings Rick (George Gaspar) Smith and Rhonda (Randy) Baker. There are also a number of cousins, nieces, and nephews that made it.
His son, Tyler Smith, and daughter, Amanda Smith, as well as his father, Glendell E. Smith, and one brother, Kevin Smith, have all passed away before him. On Friday, June 9, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m., friends and family will be able to pay their respects to Keith Smith at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home located at 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), in Joliet, Illinois. After the funeral, the burial will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Donations in memory of the deceased can be sent to the family in place of flowers.