DIXON – Edwin E. “Eddie” Smith Jr., 57, of Dixon, formerly of Oregon, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 17, 1956, in Rockford, the son of Mary Lou (Potts) and Edwin E. Smith Sr. Eddie was a 1974 graduate of Oregon High School. He had been employed by Sauk Valley Newspapers. He was an avid coin collector and fisherman.
Survivors include his father, Edwin E. Smith Sr. of Oregon; and his siblings, Linda (Buzz) Rundlett of Long Island, N.Y., Ken (Sharon) Hall of Arizona, Ray (Susan) Hall of Michigan, Connie (Dale) Ramsey of Virginia, Gail (Ron) Bratcher of Tennessee, and Kerry (fiancée Christina Watts) Hall of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and stepmother, Joan Hall Smith.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday and the memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, with Pastor Ray Hall officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in Oregon.
A memorial fund has been established.
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