Shelby L. Goldsmith

Shelby L. Goldsmith, age 75 of Carlyle, died on Sunday, April 25th, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Mr. Goldsmith was born September 29th, 1945 in Centralia, Illinois, a son of John Clifford and Martha (Adams) Goldsmith. He married Georgia Fulford on August 26th, 1965, and she preceded him in death on January 31st, 2017. Shelby was a member of the Columbus Baptist Church and worked as a heavy machine operator for Operating Engineers Local 520. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Carlyle Fire Department for many years. Mr. Goldsmith enjoyed fishing, hunting, and going to deer camp with his friends.

Shelby’s survivors include his two children, Shelby W. Goldsmith, and Kim Deiters and husband Kory; his grandchildren, Alyssa Deiters and fiancé Collin Holthaus, and Emily Deiters; his in- laws, David and Anita Fulford, Judy Eilers, and Darlene Leitsch; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Goldsmith; his parents, John Clifford and Martha Goldsmith; his siblings, Sharon Keene and husband Bob and John Goldsmith and wife Norma; his in-laws, Paul and Charlene Leitsch, Wally Eilers, Mary Ann and Cliff Mollet, Sue and Gene Farmer, Bob and Mary Catherine Berger, and Tommy Leitsch.

Funeral Service for Shelby will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the Columbus Baptist Church, 503 County Road 60 East Mulberry Grove, IL. Interment will follow at Carlyle Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Church from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Goldsmith may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, or to his family’s wishes. Memorials will be received through Zieren Funeral Home, PO Box 276, Carlyle, IL, 62231.

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