|Patrick S. Smith, 49, of Wataga, Illinois passed away Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 12:01 AM at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.
Patrick was born the son of Leo B. Smith and Marie Claeys on May 16, 1962 in Galesburg, Illinois. He married Nina Detmers on August 11, 1987 in Galesburg, Illinois. She survives of Wataga, Illinois.
Also surviving are his four sons: Michael Lynch of Westmont, Illinois, Dustin C. Detmers of Knoxville, Illinois, Douglas SR Smith of Wataga, Illinois, and Garhart H. Smith of Wataga, Illinois. Patrick is also survived by his mother Marie Hammond and his step-father Jay Hammond, both of London Mills, Illinois, three brothers; Rick Smith of Galesburg, Illinois, Bernard Smith of Galesburg, Illinois and Tim Smith of Tampa Bay, Florida, one sister, Cynthia Detmers of Knoxville and five grandchildren: Ashley Lynch, Damion Lynch, Jordan Schick, Alyssa Schick and Dakota Detmers.
He is preceded in death by his father and his mother and father-in-law Roland and Rosemary Detmers.
Patrick was an active member of the Patriot Guard Riders, ABATE and local union 974. He was an avid NASCAR and Chicago Bears fan, he also loved and enjoyed dogs.
Funeral Services will be on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial will be in the Maquon Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Memorial Donations can be left to the family. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.