Rex A. Smith, age 61, of Gurnee, died Monday, October 21, 2013 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
He was born April 22, 1952 in Baldwyn, Mississippi to Gollie and Sarah (Bobo) Smith. On May 26, 1973 he married Phyllis A. Lehnhoff in Waukegan.
Formerly of Lake Villa, Rex had recently moved to Gurnee. He had been employed as a truck driver for 23 years with Lester’s Material. Rex was a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles. A jack of all trades, particularly taking a hand at auto mechanics. Rex especially loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Phyllis; three children, Bonnie Dziekanski, Jeannie Smith, Justin Smith; two grandchildren, Sadie and Gabriel; and a brother, Hub (Connie) Smith.
Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 W. North Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, IL.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60661.
For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com.