Gary E. Smith

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January 18, 1940 - January 8, 2021
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Smith, Gary E., St. Charles, MO died on January 8, 2021. He was born on January 18, 1940 to Edward and Mabel (Nee: Talleur) Smith. Loving husband of Jane (Borgmeyer) Smith for 59 years. He was the devoted father of Debra (Frank) Schimonitz and Dave (Donna) Smith. Cherished grandfather of Christina (Kevin) Reilly and Robert (Kristy) Pedroli, Great Grandfather of Shea (Hunter) Newton and Matthew Pedroli. Dear brother of Sandra (Richard) Garrett. He is also survived also by and sisters-in-law: Laverne (Charlie) Mennemeir, Betty (the late Gerald) Flick, Marge (Don) Blevins, and Mary (Bill) Hembrock, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. He will also be missed by his kitty, Pooh who was always by his side.

Gary was preceded in death by parents and parents-in-law, Ralph & Melvina Borgmeyer; siblings-in-law: Bill Borgmeyer, Don (Joan) Brogmeyer, and Ruth Borgmeyer.

Gary was a member of LPIU union while working at Universal Match Corp. for twenty-four years. He worked for RX Systems from which he retired in 2002. Gary loved fishing, hunting, photography, and toy trains but his passion was working on cars no matter who was the owner. He was a self-taught mechanic. Gary was also a member of a Corvette Club. Gary enjoyed boating, especially at Lake of the Ozarks, during the week away from the crowds. He also loved to travel with his wife Jane to New Jersey and Las Vegas, among other places. He played Mickey Mouse at Christmas at St. Johns Mercy and their Senior Center visiting the patients and trying to raise their spirits. He loved seeing their smiling faces. He was devout Catholic a longtime usher at St. Peter Catholic Church in St. Charles as well as member of St. Vincent DePaul Society. Gary was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Rilla Mae Nelson January 12, 2021 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Jane, Sorry for your lost, May Gary rest in peace. Sorry I will not be able to come. my thought will be with you. Rilla

  2. Wanda Mumford January 13, 2021 at 6:37 am - Reply

    candle 3Jane and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. What a kind and generous man. My deepest sympathy to you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Wanda Mumford

  3. Perry Fix January 13, 2021 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I particularly remember Gary from my younger years which was a long time ago. My brother Bobby and I are friends with David and back in the day we were frequent visitors to the Smitty house. Mr. and Mrs. Smitty were always so nice to us. We enjoyed talking to Mr. Smitty, he always had a story (never a short one) to tell and we always ended up laughing and carrying on. A great guy who left a lasting impression on us. So lucky and blessed to have known him!

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