Daniel K Smith

Born: Thu., Sep. 22, 1960
Died: Fri., Jul. 10, 2020

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Thu., Jul. 16, 2020
Location: Shearer Cemetery, New Canton, IL

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Daniel Kent Smith, age 59, of New Canton, IL passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO.  He was born on September 22, 1960 in Hannibal, MO to Jimmie and Charaldine Morgan Smith.

Daniel graduated from West Pike High School in 1978.  He farmed with his brother and father on the family farm then went on to join the Local 1008 which he was President of.  He loved working and perfecting every one of his projects and was very proud of being the foreman on the new Louisiana bridge.  Daniel enjoyed shooting trap at the Kiser Creek Trap Range.  He trained many youths the correct way to shoot and took many teams to State and National competitions winning numerous awards including a National Championship.  In earlier years, he coached his son, Garret’s, baseball team no matter the drive from his current job.  He never missed a single practice or game.  Daniel enjoyed hunting, boating, and he collected guns.  He was a family man in every way and loved going to every family fish fry.  He was hardworking and selfless, always willing to help anyone and put everyone before himself.  Daniel will be missed greatly by those who loved him.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmie D. and Charaldine Smith; son, Garret Smith of New Canton, IL; fiancé, Leslie Himmel of New Canton, IL; brother, David (Karen Stupavsky) Smith of Quincy, IL; special nephews, David Kyle (Lyndsay) Smith of Barry, IL and Lance (Erin) Smith of Camp Point, IL; aunts, Linda (Ron) O’Rear of Sioux City, IA, Barbara (Rico) Metcalf of Boston, MA, and Kathy Jo (Jeff) McPhearson of Quincy, IL; an uncle, James (Barbara) Morgan of Taylor Ridge, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Danielle Smith in 1992; paternal grandparents, Marshall and Lela Smith; and maternal grandmother, Kathryn Morgan.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Shearer Cemetery near New Canton, IL.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation or the New Canton Fire Department.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Daniel's memory to the following organizations:

Make A Wish Foundation

New Canton Fire Department

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Linda Snyder
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
Kathy -

I’m so sorry to hear about your nephew. My sympathy to you and your family.

All my love,


Craig 'Buzz' Lovell
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
I've known Daniel since Jr. High School. Danny always had a smile on his face. We've been friends for over 40 years and I thought it would be many, many more years. I think all of his family and friends are still in shock at his his early passing. May the Lord look after Danny, his family, and friends. We will all see you down the road. Goodbye Lightning! We will meet again.


Allen & Barb Craig
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of this tragic loss of Danny. Words can not express the sadness you must be feeling. I know he will missed tremendously. You will remain in our thoughts & prayers.

Linda Wyatt
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Danny was one of my first batch of kids in school! Fun kid! Prayers and hugs for the whole family! Aunt Linda was an elementary school friend! Jim and Charaldine so sorry!!
Linda and Keith Wyatt

Pam Smith
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Jimmy D and Charaldene,

I am so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I wish I could talk to him again. It is so hard when a life ends so unexpectedly and we do not have that opportunity to say "Goodbye". He will be missed by many, including me, of course. You have been through more than your share of tragedy. I am so sorry for that. May God bless you all and comfort you through this difficult time.

Love always;
Pam Smith

Mark Cohea
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
On behalf of Carpenters Local 1008, the officers and members Would like to express their deepest sympathy to the family And friends of Dan Smith. The Carpenters Local was fortunate to have Dan serve as president for many years. We are all in shock of Dans , untimely passing. I hope his family feels comfort in knowing Dan was appreciated by Carpenters Local 1008.

Eddie & Betty Johnson
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
We are very sorry to read this. Thinking of you and your family.

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