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Thomas L. Smith Jr.

Services for Thomas L. Smith Jr., of Waukegan, Ill., formerly ofBrookhaven, were Saturday, Feb. 26 at Bradshaw and Range FuneralHome in Waukegan, with burial in North Shore Garden of MemoriesCemetery in North Chicago.

Mr. Smith, 80, died Feb. 22, 2005, in Waukegan. He was born inBrookhaven on Nov. 18, 1924, the second of nine children, to ThomasL. and Irene Smith.

Mr. Smith united with St. Paul Baptist Church at an early age.After graduating from Alexander High School, he enlisted in theNavy, where he served from 1942 until 1945. In 1945 he marriedChristine Butler. He later moved to Waukegan, where he worked as anursing aid at the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center.In 1959, he was employed by the United States Postal Service, wherehe worked until retirement.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Alice N.Smith and Clara E. Jordan; a brother, Francis C. Smith; and hisson, Thomas L. “Pluto” Smith III.

Survivors are his former wife, Christine Weathersby, ofBrookhaven; two brothers, Enoch Smith and Alfred Smith; threesisters, Christine Kelly, Catherine Summers and Polly Collins;three grandchildren, Dedric Smith and Tiawanna Butts, both ofBrookhaven, and Alicia Sissac, of Signal Hill, Calif.; ninegreat-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins andfriends.