METROPOLIS, Ill. — Graveside services for Olon Smith, 91, formerly of Metropolis, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Mike Duncan will officiate.
Mr. Smith died Aug. 7 at Sunnyside Nursing Home in Sarasota, Fla.
A native of Lake, Miss., Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He formerly served as superintendent of the Metropolis Water and Light Department and worked for Allied Chemical/Honeywell for 29 years before retiring.
He was of the Christian faith and a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lavene Reynolds Hard Smith.
He is survived by three children, Michael Hard of Sarasota, Fla., Jackie Hard of Silver Spring, Md., and Judi Storms of Corpus Christi, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in Sarasota on Aug. 13.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Sunnyside Foundation, Chapel Building Fund, 5501 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34232.
Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.