---- — David Lee Smothers, 62, of Effingham, passed away at his home Thursday morning, Sept. 19, 2013.
He was born in Mt. Vernon on Sept. 19, 1951, the son of Harry Ray and Jessie (Lyle) Smothers. He married Delsia M. (Cates) on Feb. 16, 1973.
He is survived by his wife, Delsia Smothers of Effingham; two daughters, Amanda Frazier and husband Chris of Altamont and Carla Fletcher and husband Jason of Farina; son, Ryan Smothers of Effingham; fiive grandchildren, Morgan, Keaton, Cael, Dylann and Kylee; sister, Raeline “Skip” Smothers of Nebraska; and four brothers, Roger Smothers of Bourbonnais, Robert Smothers of Effingham, Jim Smothers of Effingham and Mark Smothers of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Rhonda.
Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with his brother, the Rev. Roger Smothers officiating.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.