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Norvel E. Smith

January 26, 1950 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 70)


Norvel Eugene Smith, 70 of Champaign, IL, went home to our heavenly Father on September 3rd 2020. He was the son of Eugene Smith and Elnia Mitchell, born on January 26th 1950 at Burham Hospital in Champaign, IL.

Norvel had a strong faith in God and attended several Church organizations in the CU Area.

Throughout his life, he worked various occupations:  the University of Illinois Fire Department, Central Illinois Railroad, and Alloy Casting.  In his later years, he obtained a commercial driver’s licenses and drove semi-trucks and limousines.

He leaves a legacy of loving memories and is survived by six children: Lonnie of Champaign, IL, Stacey (Kelly) of Chicago, IL, Vincent of Champaign, IL, Norvel Jr. ( Blake) of Duluth, GA, Kim of Dayton, OH, and Cody (Joanna) of Champaign, IL

He is also survived by a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

For those that knew Norvel,  best knew,  he was a socialite and loved spending time with Family and friends and offering  advice. He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, being outdoors,  listening to music and dancing.  Most of all , Norvel loved collecting vintage memorabilia.  

In remembrance of Norvel,, a memorial will commence at 11AM,  Saturday, September 19th ,  at Leek and Sons Funeral Home , 1215 West Bradley Ave., Urbana.  Condolences for the Smith Family may be sent to Leek & Sons.  

Due to CDC regulations, restrictions will be enforced.

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Memorial Service
September 19, 2020

11:00 AM
Leek & Sons Funeral Home - Urbana Champaign Chapel
1215 W. Bradley Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

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