Orville Lee Smith, age 61, of Rockport, IL passed away Monday, January 10, 2022, at his home in Rockport, IL. He was born August 1, 1960, in Pittsfield, IL to Ralph Edward and Patty Geraldine Sims Smith. Orville married Irma Irene Stutzman on April 26, 2003, in Arcola, IL.
He attended the Pleasant Hill public schools. Orville was the owner of “Best Choice Sales and Services” where he installed and serviced central vacuum cleaners. He enjoyed making clocks on picture backgrounds and also etched pictures on mirrors. Orville enjoyed music and played several instruments including piano, saxophone, and occasionally the guitar. He enjoyed volunteering at The Village of Blue Rose near Clarksville, Missouri and often took his big black Labrador, Sable with him.
Orville is survived by his half-sister, Virginia Eloise Smith of Rushville, Nebraska; aunts and uncles, Darlene Smith, Nancy Jane (Donald) Evans, Robert (Nancy Rae) Smith and James (Kim) Sims; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Patty Smith; one stillborn sister; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 9:00 AM at Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene in Pittsfield, IL. Interment will follow at West Cemetery in Pittsfield, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.
Church of the Nazarene, Pittsfield, Illinois