Lon W. Smith, 64, of Granite City, passed away at 8:51 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.
He was born November 8, 1949 in Alton, the son of Gloria (Alvers) Smith of Granite City and the late Lonzo V. Smith Jr.
He married Sonia Q. Smith in January 1999 in Bogota, Columbia and she survives.
Lon was a professor and had worked for Illinois University, Fontbonne University and Jefferson College and was a member of the Teamsters Local #525 and Local #26. He was a mason and enjoyed his days of reading and writing. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. I
n addition to his beloved mother and wife, he is survived by a son, Lon Michael Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; a daughter, Laura Maureen Smith of Lima, Peru; two sisters, Laura Rapoff of Maryville and Lynn Smith of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes Chapman.
In accordance to his wishes, his gift of body was made to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
No services will be held.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 915 East 5th Street, Alton, Illinois 62002.