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7/22/2019 12:37:00 PM
Vernon Smith
February 11, 1953 - July 19, 2019

Vernon "Dayday" Smith, 66 of Pana, Illinois, formerly of Palmer, Illinois died Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  No services are planned, but a Celebration of Life Event will be held in the Palmer, Illinois Hall on August 3, 2019 at 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.          

Vernon "Dayday"Smith was born Wednesday, February 11, 1953 in Taylorville, Illinois the son of Lloyd Leo and Bernadine (maiden name Durbin) Smith.  

Vernon was raised in Morrisonville, Illinois and graduated Morrisonville High School with the Class of 1971.  He married Sherry Maxine Durbin September 16, 1978 in Palmer Christian Church.  Vernon previously worked as a plumber for West Plumbing and Heating.

Vernon “Dayday” Smith is survived by wife:  Sherry  Smith of Pana; daughters:  Sarah  Wood (Tim) of Oconee; and Samantha Smith (Steven) Hower  of Pana; granddaughters:  Isabella  Moore (Brian) of Edgewood, Illinois; Elizabeth  Wood of Oconee; Tabitha  Wood of Oconee; grandsons:  Dalton  Logue of Shelbyville; and Darrell  Hower of Pana;  sisters: Sharon  Skinner (Benjamin) of Palmer; Kay Brewer of Taylorville; Cinda Hayes (Don) of Taylorville; Billene  Lynch (Danny) of Florida; Mary Ann Buchanan (Ken) of Taylorville; and Karen  Dorr (Roger) of Owaneco.

Vernon is preceded in death by parents, brothers: Richard "Sonny", Bob, and Ronnie Smith; sisters:  Delores Sledge and Theresa Hughes.

The family is being served by Kennedy & Sons, Pana. Condolences may be made at

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