Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Stephen Allen Smith

Celebration of Life services for Stephen Allen Smith, 68, of Champaign, will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.

candleVisitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial with full military honors will be at 1 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2015, at Danville National Cemetery, Danville.

Mr. Smith passed away at 10:03 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

He was born March 21, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Stuart E. and Elaine C. (O’Neill) Smith. They preceded him in death.

Steve is survived by two sons, Stephen Owen Smith, of Champaign, and Stuart Robert Smith, of Ogden, Ill.; and one sister, Aileen (Tony) Powell, of Boston, Mass.

Steve was the owner/operator of ABC Sanitary Hauling and Recycling, Champaign. He built a substantial business from start-up and was well respected in the business community. He was very close to his employees at ABC. Steve had complete faith in his staff, and took pride in the service to his customers.

Steve served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam era as a sergeant.

Steve chose Champaign-Urbana as his home over 40 years ago and enjoyed socializing with his many friends at Huber’s. He was adept in electronics and mechanical workings, enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, and was an avid dog lover, especially George and Kate. He was known to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society and 3 Wet Dogs, 1948 CR 400 N, Longview, IL 61852.

Online condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.

 

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We are sorry not to have been able to attend the visitation or service for Steve Smith. We enjoyed talking to him at Huber’s any number of times. He was always personable and entertaining, with a quick wit and a kind nature —- clearly a good person. To know he’s gone is such a shock, and our sympathies go out to his family and other friends.

Susan Appel and Kent Snodgrass