David Smith

MORRIS—David Smith, 59, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 at Bethany Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in DeKalb, IL.
Born Dec. 5, 1963 in Morris, David Maurice was a son of Robert and Betty (Christensen) Smith. He was raised and educated in Morris and graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1981. He worked as an automotive mechanic for several years in Wilmington before gaining employment with Empress Casino in Joliet where he would work for the next 28 years.
Dave was proud to have founded and be past president of the Morris VFW Men's Auxiliary, working to raise funds and support veterans in need. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris and also volunteered his time with the Corn Fest Committee. Dave loved hotrods and working on cars, and especially enjoyed watching NASCAR. He took great pleasure in going golfing with friends and watching movies, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Survivors include his son, Matthew (Kailey) Smith, of Morris and his granddaughter expected in March; his brother and sister: Reverend Richard Smith, of Naperville and Deborah (Chris) Gough, of DeKalb; several nieces and nephews, and numerous relatives and friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter in infancy, Shelby Dawn Smith.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 E. Washington St. in Morris from 1-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 600 E. Jackson St. in Morris at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Richard Smith, and burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Morris.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Dave's memorial page via social media.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris.