Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

September 25, 2013

David Smothers

Effingham Daily News


David Lee Smothers, 62, of Effingham, passed away at his home Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Johnston Funeral Home, Ina, with his brother, the Rev. Roger Smothers officiating. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1951, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Harry Ray and Jessie (Lyle) Smothers.

He married Delsia M. (Cates) on Feb. 16, 1973.

Mr. Smothers is survived by his wife, Delsia Smothers of Effingham; two daughters, Amanda Frazier and husband, Chris of Altamont, and Carla Fletcher and husband, Jason of Farina; one son, Ryan Smothers of Effingham; five grandchildren, Morgan, Keaton, Cael, Dylann and Kylee; one sister, Raeline “Skip” Smothers of Nebraska; four brothers, Roger Smothers of Bourbonnais, Robert Smothers of Effingham, Jim Smothers of Effingham, and Mark Smothers of Bloomington.

Mr. Smothers was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister, Rhonda.