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William "Terry" Smith Sr.

July 18, 1939 - September 03, 2016

William "Terry" Smith, Sr., age 77, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1974, passed on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. He was born July 18, 1939 in Gettysburg, PA, the son of the late William and Genevieve Smith. 

Terry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth (nee Navari); two children, son Terry Jr. (Amy), daughter, Kathleen Smith Gwodz; six grandsons: Jack, Charlie, Max and Henry Smith and Mitchell and Sam Gwodz; and Bill Gwodz, Terry's former son-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert C. Smith.

Terry was a graduate of the Citadel in 1961 and served in the US Army stationed in Germany.  He loved playing the piano, listening to Frank Sinatra, golfing, and most of all, spending time with his grandsons.


Funeral Information

Visitation Friday, September 9, 2016, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 10, 10:00 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville, IL.

Private family inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 1-800-822-6344,

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