Lanny Thomas “Tom” Smoot, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born July 8, 1944 in Granite City, a son of the late Thomas F. and Norma M. (Schnellbaucher) Smoot.
He married Carolyn F. (Hankins) Smoot in 1964 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and she passed away on July 15, 2013.
Tom retired in 2006 from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as an electrical maintenance manager.
He proudly served his country with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He and his late wife were very active with the Parents for Special Education in which he was currently serving as the President. He enjoyed cars, loved his days of camping and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Joseph Crouch of Arnold, Missouri and Catherine Smoot of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Monty and Jill H. Smoot of Wright City, Missouri; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to Parents for Special Education and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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