Greg W. Smith, 65, of Peru, passed away at 10:58 P.M., Saturday, April 25, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Peru on February 18, 1955, the son of William H. Smith and Frances Place.
Greg was a graduate of Maconaquah High School, 1973, and was a member of the Maennerchor in Peru. He worked for 18 years at United Technologies in Wabash until the plant’s closure in 1991 and then worked at B. Walter & CO., Burtsch Vending, and the Recovery Recycling in Peru until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman, mushroom hunter, and deer hunter. Greg also enjoyed playing cards and helping do farm work when he could.
He is survived by his significant other, Julia McElveen; a brother, James (Teri) Smith, of Peru; and a sister, Jane (Greg) Atkinson, of Kokomo; a step-nephew, Daniel Mooney; aunts, Iris Smith and Doris Smith; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael J. Smith.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Greg W. Smith will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Peoria Cemetery with Pastor Evan Strong officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W Main St., Peru.
Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Lung Association.
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