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Eltoro "Tez" M. Smith

November 20th, 1982 – September 26th, 2019

Eltoro “Tez” M. Smith, 36, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 8:20 am on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. He was born on November 20, 1982 in Joliet, IL, the son of Frank James Jr. and Ranez Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Dawn Dohner of Vermont, 8 sisters, Manika (and Lorenzo) Smith of Gary, IN, Donyale McCray of Chicago, IL, Lynn (and Charles) Edwards of Keokuk, IA, Shemika (and Antwon) Smith-Fields of Grand Rapids, MI, Takita (and Bill Baskin) Smith of Chicago, Carrie McGowan of Chicago, Frankie McGowan of Tennessee and Veronica McGowan of Waterloo, IA, paternal-grandmother, Elisabeth James of Springfield, IL and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded his parents, maternal-grandparents, Eltoro and Mary Lee Smith, and his paternal-grandfather, Frank James Sr.

He worked construction.

Tez was a very passionate person who loved his family very much. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, listening to his music, cooking and traveling. He was a God fearing man who was protective of his family and loved ones.

He was a very loving and kind hearted person who would give the shirt off his back but would also be very blunt and give you a piece of his mind.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Vermont Christian Church in Vermont. Pastor Cody Stinnett will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Vermont Rescue Squad or the Vermont Food Pantry.

Condolences


September 28th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all of the family at this sad time.
Jere and Paula Greuel

September 28th, 2019

To Dawn and family we are praying that you feel God's love and comfort during this difficult time. Rodney and Theresa Keefauver

September 28th, 2019

Prays going out to dawn and the family in their time of beed

September 28th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.. such a nice fellow.

September 28th, 2019

I send prayers an love your way dawn i am sorry for your loss

September 28th, 2019

Love and Prayers to you Dawn. Steve and Anita

September 28th, 2019

So sorry Dawn for your loss

September 28th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

September 28th, 2019

Prayers for comfort

September 28th, 2019

So sorry for your loss Dawn.Sending many prayers your way.Brenda Reneau

September 28th, 2019

Sending prayers for Dawn and family. Penni Stracker

September 28th, 2019

So sorry.. prayers. Bill and Jill Baker

September 28th, 2019

Dawn, Thinking of you and all his family at this very sad time. Our sympathy. 🙏 Becky and Greg Lundeen

September 28th, 2019

So sorry for your loss

September 28th, 2019

Sorry for your loss

September 28th, 2019

Dawn, so sorry for your loss. Lifting you and your family in prayer.

September 28th, 2019

Dawn so sorry for you loss, praying for you and your family. Dave and Kim Hickle

September 28th, 2019

So sorry for you loss Dawn.

September 28th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you! Bill and Sharon Ackley

September 29th, 2019

prayers for the family 💐

September 29th, 2019

So sorry for your loss Dawn

September 29th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

September 29th, 2019

Dawn and family, so sorry for loss. We are sending lots of love you're way.

September 29th, 2019

Dawn, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers

September 29th, 2019

Love and sympathy to you, Dawn, and to Tez' family. Ramona

September 29th, 2019

Sorry forty your loss Dawn

September 29th, 2019

Soo sorry for you and your family's loss. Mary Waller

September 30th, 2019

Prayers for comfort at this time of loss. Kathy cox

September 30th, 2019

Dawn and family- so very sorry to hear of your loss;thinking of you. Mike and Marla Rumler and family.

October 1st, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Paul & Vicki Remy

October 2nd, 2019

Dawn, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thurman & Beverly Kepple

October 2nd, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss Dawn. Sending heartfelt condolences to your family and his. Cheryl Reimolds

October 4th, 2019

My prayers are with you ‘!’

October 5th, 2019

Sincere thoughts and sympathy for your loss. Gary & Cheryl (Cox) Matteson