Alan Robert Smith, 59 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at The deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis.
Alan was born on December 28, 1957 in Granite City; the son of the late Leonard and Aileen (Gasparovic) Smith. Alan was a stockman at the Granite City Walmart, where he worked for 20 years. He was also previously employed at A.O. Smith and Contico Corporation. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and a 4th Degree Knight at the Granite City Knights of Columbus Council 1098. Alan was an active member of the Independence Center in St. Louis. He was an avid supporter of the charitable organization Jamestown New Horizons in Florissant, Mo. He enjoyed his days playing on several bowling teams, playing softball, playing golf, and playing cards. He had a gift of writing poetry and never missed a chance to support his favorite sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. His greatest love was spending time with his family. Alan will be remembered for his giving spirit and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by and will be missed by his sisters; Mary (David) Jones of St. Charles, Missouri, Jean Green of Granite City, Illinois and his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many other close family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Alan was preceded in death by his brothers; Steve Smith, Tony Smith and brother-in-law Thomas L. Green
Friends may call on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Chalice service by the Granite City Knights of Columbus at 6:45 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Alan’s life, services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to Jamestown New Horizons, 15350 Old Jamestown Road, Florissant, MO 63034 or to the Independence Center, 4245 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.
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