Everett Thomas Smoot, 89, of Donnellson, IL, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Everett was born June 10, 1929 in Granite City, IL, the son of Thomas Stanley and Rose Evelyn (Phillips) Smoot. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II as a radar technician. Following his service, he worked as a wiring technician for McDonald-Douglas and for the State of Indiana Highway Department, before working for Culligan in Litchfield until his retirement. After retiring, he worked the family farm with his mother. Everett was an active and devoted member of the Donnellson Seventh Day Adventist Church, even helping build it. He also helped build the radio station in Donnellson, with his vast knowledge of radar, CB, and ham radios. Everett enjoyed his daily, long walks.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd and Jim Smoot; and grandson, Jason Smoot.
Everett is survived by his children, Kenneth (Lisa) Smoot of Litchfield, IL, Larry Smoot of Hillsboro, IL, Barbara (Ron) Coon of Mt. Olive, IL, and Dennis (Lori) Smoot of Rockford, IL; grandchildren, Miranda (Jason) Bergman of Litchfield, IL, Audrey Smoot of Litchfield, IL, Challon Smoot of Hillsboro, IL, Kimberly (Josh) Rosales of Laurel, MD, Bailey Smoot of Rockford, IL, and Crystal (Tim) Cwodzinski, Keith (Jessica) Coon, and Keven (Hannah) Coon, all of Ooltewah, TN; 13 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Glenda Smoot of Hillsboro, IL, and Sadie Smoot of WI; cousin, JoAnn Alexander of Greenville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Private Interment will be held at Bethel Cemetery in Reno, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the family of Everett Thomas Smoot.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Sorento, IL 62086 with ceremonies.
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