Sidney C. “Sid” Smith, Sr. – Obituary

Sidney C. “Sid” Smith, Sr.
May 27, 1942 – May 30, 2022

Sidney C. “Sid” Smith, Sr., age 80 of Highland, IL, died Monday, May 30, 2022, at his home, Highland, IL.

He was born on Wednesday, May 27, 1942, in East Saint Louis, IL, the son of Sidney O. and Virginia N. (nee Bailey) Smith, Sr,.

On Wednesday, May 01, 2013, he married Jacqueline A. Smith nee Donnelly Knox at Greenville, Illinois, who survives.

He was a member of Holiday Shores Baptist Church and the Boilermakers Local 363, Belleville, IL.

Sidney was born at East Saint Louis, Il, he grew up there attending East Side High School. After graduating he worked with his grandfather in the Stockyards at E. St. Louis. After a few years, he joined the Boilermakers. He was a Foreman on many jobs in the Metro-East. Eventually he opened Midwest Boiler Repair, a business he retired from in the early 2000’s. Sid enjoyed gardening and barbequing. Camping and boating were fun advocations. Best of all, he loved to make and drink Strawberry Milk Shakes.

Faith was an important portion of Sid’s life. He was an avid Bible reader, church was important to him,

Survivors include:

Wife – Jacqueline A. Smith, Highland, IL

Son – Duane Smith

Son – Michael Smith, Waterloo, IL

Daughter – Cari L. (Joseph) Strubhart, Aviston, IL

Daughter – Terri L. (John) Joubert, Destin, FL

Son – Sidney C. (Kari) Smith, Jr., Edwardsville, IL

Step Child – Richard W. (Lisa) Knox, Greenville, IL

Step Child – Randall J. (Nicole) Knox, Greenville, IL

Step Child – Michelle D. (Tim) Bolla, Pierron, IL

Step Child – Charles L. (Karen) Knox, Greenville, IL

Step Child – Jennifer Lynn (Jeff) Sukup, Columbia, IL

Grandchild – Austin Smith

Grandchild – Reagan (Grant) Devall

Grandchild – Owen Smith

Grandchild – Matt (Shannon) Strubhart

Grandchild – Adam (Anna) Strubhart

Grandchild – Amber Strubhart

Grandchild – Chelsi (Joe) Beimfohr

Grandchild – Chase Huelsmann

Grandchild – Jessica (Spec.Friend-Blake Terry) Joubert

Grandchild – Tara (Fiance-Brandon Newland) Joubert

Step Grandchildren – Many

Great Grandchildren – Twelve

Step Great Grandchild – Many.


He was preceded in death by:

Father – Sidney O. Smith, Sr, Died: 4/10/94

Mother – Virginia N. (nee Bailey) Smith Died 2/26/81

Former Wife – Mary Lou (nee Crockett) Smith

Brother – Duane Smith

Brother – Darrell Eugene Smith Died 1/21/00.


Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.


There will be a Private Family Memorial Service.


Memorial contributions may be made to Holiday Shores Baptist Church.