Harold Gene Smith

Jul 7th, 1941 - Jan 2nd, 2021

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Jan. 5th, 2021 11:00am ~1:00pm

Service:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Jan. 5th, 2021 1:00pm

Burial:

Cana Cemetery

Wed, Jan. 6th, 2021 10:00 AM

Harold Gene Smith

Creal Springs- Harold Gene Smith, age 79, of Creal Springs, passed away at 10:02am on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at his home.

Harold was born in Creal Springs on July 7, 1941, the son of Rosa Belle (Mandrell) and George Elvis “Red” Smith.  He married Joan Carver on September 4, 1965 in Mauckport, Indiana. They have shared fifty-five years of marriage.

Prior to his retirement, Harold had worked for the Army Corp of Engineers.

Survivors include his wife- Joan Smith of Creal Springs

Daughter- Patty and Jeff Bundren of Creal Springs

Daughter- Tammy and Jerry Needham of Creal Springs

Grandchildren- Jordan Bundren

     Lexie Bundren

     Chasity Needham

     Darcy and Dustin Byrn

Great Grandchildren- Alayna-Belle Needham

     Sophia Needham

     Nicholys Byrn

     Levi Byrn

Niece- Christy and Barry Holmes

Nephews- Donny and Sharon Tanner

     Mike Tanner

Great Nieces- Brianna Holmes

     Courtney Tanner

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Eddie Donnelson officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 11-1pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home. Private burial will take place at Cana Cemetery.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register please visit bluefuneralhome.com

5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Aj Schmid and Toby Oliver

    From: Tunnel Hill, Illinois

    Date: January 4, 2021

    So very sad to hear of Harold Gene’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joanie, Patty and Tammy along with their children and families. The world will not be as “fun” without Harold but we know that he is with our Father.

  • Guest: Dawn Kovarik

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: January 4, 2021

    I worked with Harold for many years, when he worked for the Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake. He always had a smile on his face and a funny story to tell. He will be greatly missed. Praying for comfort for the family.

  • Guest: James D Burgess

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2021

    Joanie,
    My heart goes out to you as I know how much you will be missing him in the days to come. All I can say, is take it a day at a time, remember the good times and not the bad; it will make the pain less.

  • Guest: Aj and Toby

    From: Tunnel Hill, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2021

    Thinking of all of Harold’s family today as they say goodbye to such a wonderful Dad, Husband, Uncle and Grandfather!

  • Guest: Jim Brown

    From: St. Clair, Missouri

    Date: January 7, 2021

    Harold was my go to guy at Rend Lake for all Dam Safety related tasks and responsibilities. Very willing, capable and cooperative with one of those “engineers from the office. “