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David William Smith

April 18, 1969 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 52)

Obituary

David William Smith
April 18, 1969 – October 12, 2021


On October 12, 2021, David William Smith, devoted and loving father,
son, and brother went to be with our Lord at the age of 52 following
complications with the Flu.

David was born on April 18, 1969, to Bernard and Carole Smith in
Salisbury, Maryland. He grew up in Carthage, Texas where he
developed his small town ethics and morals along with his willingness to
help others. Following graduation from Carthage High School, he
attended Texas A&M University where he became interested in
Computer Information Technology. Following graduation, his career
path led him through Dallas and Houston prior to going to Chicago. At
the time of his death, he was a Manager in the Technology Enablement
Center for Sirius Computer Solutions in Chicago, IL.
David had one son, Jacob Logan Smith, age 16, to whom he dedicated
his life. They enjoyed many activities together, most of all, the Boy
Scouts of America. David was an influential leader and teacher who
inspired all of the boys he worked with, and helped Logan achieve the
rank of Star Scout so far. David and Logan both enjoyed martial arts as
well, both earning their black belts in Taekwondo.
David was a supporter of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in
Memphis, TN.

David enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He always had a
smile on his face and was a joy to be around. He was loved immensely
and an inspiration to all. He will be sorely missed. His legacy will live
on through his son, Logan.
David is survived by his son, Jacob Logan Smith, his parents, Carole and
Bernard Smith, Bear Creek, NC, his Grandfather, Wesley Hampton
Atkins, Colfax, NC, his older brother, Wesley Smith and wife Janie
Smith along with their three children, Austin, Preston, and Kaitlyn
Smith, Apex, NC, and younger brother Dan Smith and wife Melinda
Smith along with their two children Ashlyn and Luke Smith, Pittsboro,
NC.

Following cremation, there will be two memorial visitations.
The first will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00
pm at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, 7319 Madison Street, Forest
Park, IL 60130.
The second will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00
pm at Deep River Friends Meeting, 5300 West Wendover Avenue, High
Point, NC 27265.
In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations for an educational
fund set up to benefit his son, Logan. The link is below:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-a-loving-father-son-and-brother

Dave, your wings were ready even though our hearts were
not. We will miss you dearly. We love you!

Services

Memorial Visitation
Saturday
October 30, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home
7319 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130

Donations

In honor of a loving father, son, and brother
Web: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-a-loving-father-son-and-brother

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