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Edwin E. Smith Jr.

Edwin E. “Eddie” Smith Jr., 57, Dixon, formerly of Oregon, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at his home.

He was born March 17, 1956 in Rockford, the son of Mary Lou (Potts) and Edwin E. Smith Sr.

Eddie was a 1974 graduate of Oregon High School.

He had been employed by Sauk Valley Newspapers.

He was an avid coin collector and fisherman.

Survivors include his father Edwin E. Smith Sr., Oregon; his siblings, Linda (Buzz) Rundlett, Long Island, N.Y., Ken (Sharon) Hall, Arizona, Ray (Susan) Hall, Michigan, Connie (Dale) Ramsey, Virginia, Gail (Ron) Bratcher, Tennesee, and Kerry (fiancee Christina Watts) Hall, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and step-mother, Joan Hall Smith.

A memorial service was held July 6 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with Pastor Ray Hall officiating.

Burial will be at a later date at Riverview Cemetery, Oregon.

A memorial fund has been established to the Village of Progress, Oregon.

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