Dane Blake Smith

Born: Fri., Feb. 5, 1960
Died: Mon., Jul. 18, 2016


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong


Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Fri., Jul. 22, 2016
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong


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DANE BLAKE SMITH, AGE 56

Blake Smith, 56 of Landes, IL went to be with his Heavenly Father Monday, July 18, 2016 due to a farming accident.

Blake was born in Olney, IL, February 5, 1960 the son of Connie and the late Jerry Dick. He graduated from Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Indiana in 1978 and attended College in Florida, then returned to Landes, IL to become a farmer alongside his Grandfather Chester Thacker. He continued the family farm and his love for farming with his son Jacob Smith.

Blake was a trustee for South West Township; a member of Landes United Methodist Church and First Christian Church of Oblong. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family at home, on the boat or vacationing together. Blake had a special love for his dogs and was an avid fan of any sport, but enjoyed playing golf and basketball.

Blake married the love of his life, Brenda Battershell, August 16, 1986 and she survives. He is also survived by his son’s Jacob Smith and wife Haley of Landes, IL and Caleb Smith of Champaign, IL whom he was so proud of. He is survived by his mother Connie Dick, New Port Richey, Florida; His two sisters Jeanean Gruzlewski and her husband Jim of New Port Richey, Fl; Danette Smith of Lawrenceville, IL; as well as his nieces, Paige Gruzlewski, Lindsay Gruzlewski, Bridgitte Paddick and Macey Paddick; Nephews Kyle Gruzlewski and Matthew Paddick.

Preceding him in death were his father, Jerry Dick; uncle, George Thacker; grandparents, Chester and Fern Thacker and in-Laws Frank and Lena Battershell.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, July 22, 2016 at the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in the Kepplinger Cemetery, Landes, IL.  Visitation will be  from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL.

In lieu of flowers the family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Christian Church of Oblong, IL. Envelops at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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Danny Woods
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Brenda:

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. If you need anything, just let me know.

Shannon (McDonald) Shick
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Praying for your family.
May God be with you in this time of need and always.
Shannon (McDonald) Shick

Jerry & Marilyn Smith
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Our prayers go out to you and your family. There are not words enough to describe our grief. We send our love and prayers to all of your family.

Kathy Tate
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Brenda and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a good man.
Kathy and family

Bill Cox
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. Blake was a wonderful person. Always smiling and happy. Bill, Cheryl and Will Cox

Eric & Sonia Leggitt
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Brenda & family, we send our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. You will be in our heart and prayers.

Brian Millsap & Edwin Kephart
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Brenda and family, There are no words to describe our sorrow. We hold you in our hearts and prayers. Hugs, Brian

Deborah (Poettker) Christian
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Brenda sorry for you loss..
God Bless you and your family..

Deb

Farm Pride Newton
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Our deepest sympathies to the Smith family.

Bill and Marie Blomgren
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Brenda,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Connie Adams
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Praying for you and the boys!

Rick and Sharon Kirk
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
Brenda and family: Sorry to hear about Blake. We are praying for you. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Scott Wllliamson/Lincolnland Agri Energy
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
Jacob & Brenda

Very sorry for your loss...thinking of you guys.

Scott, Doug, Brady, Evan - Lincolnland Scale & Grain Dept.

Charles Gray
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
Brenda,

So sorry for your loss. You and Blake were great neighbors.

Charles and Brenda Gray

Rick and Cindy Hasler
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
Brenda and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Blake will be sadly missed by many but not forgotten. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless....

Yvette Kirchoff
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
My heart is with Danette and the family. Please know that you are surrounded by friends who care and are praying for your strength while you mourn and the kingdom of God surrounds your brother with the gift of eternal life.

Angie McCaslin
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary and Angie McCaslin and family

Julie Bennett
   Posted Fri July 22, 2016
Dear Jeanean, so sorry for your family's loss.
Prayers for all, strength for today and hope for tomorrow.
Sincerely, Julie Bennett

Jill Parkhurst
   Posted Fri July 22, 2016
Brenda & Boys: Im so very sorry for your loss. I am praying that God gives you strength and comfort to get through these very trying days. God Bless all of you!

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