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Roger L. Smith

ABINGDON-Roger Lee Smith, 68, Abingdon, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born Nov. 11, 1940, near Banner in Fulton County, the son of Walter “Pete’’ and Elsie (Pollit) Smith. He married Gloria Seward Aug. 16, 1990, in Springfield, Ohio. She survives.

Roger is also survived by his children, Terry (Angela) Smith of Robinson, Gary Smith, Galesburg, Larry Smith, Anastasia (Mark) Waltz, Miamisburg, Ohio, Josette (Jeff) Kerns, Monroe City, Mo., Delbert (Susan) Bennett, Mexico, Mo., and Quentin (Amy Clark) Bennett, Mexico, Mo.; one brother, Michael Smith; 17 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, one sister and one grandson.

Roger had lived in Abingdon the past five years and prior to that had lived in Mexico, Mo., and Springfield, Ohio. He retired from International Harvester Company in Springfield, Ohio.

He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Abingdon. He enjoyed playing his guitar, working on computers, fishing and just talking to people.

Services were held Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with the Rev. Warren Cummins and Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating. Cremation followed the service. Burial of Roger’s cremains will be at a later date in the Apple Cemetery in Fulton County.

Memorials may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy.

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