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Eric J. Smith

Eric J. Smith

Eric James Smith, age 46, of Quincy, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Blessing Hospital. He was born on June 16, 1976 at St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy. Eric graduated from Quincy Senior High School in the Class of 1994. He married the love of his life, Christina Wedding, on February 24, 1999. She survives. Eric was ranked as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps while working as an Air Traffic Controller in New River, South Carolina. He started his career with the United States Postal Service in 2003 and later became a Supervisor there. Eric enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family and his dogs. They loved traveling to National Parks and historical landmarks. At home he enjoyed reading and watching all things Star Wars and MARVEL.

In addition to his wife Christina, Eric is also survived by: HIS CHILDREN: Paige Christina Smith and Paxton Jade Smith both of Quincy. HIS FATHER: Jim Smith of Paloma, IL HIS MOTHER: Joanie (Neisen) Keil of Moline, IL.
A SISTER: Kelley Elsie (Jeff) also of Quincy.
Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and other relatives also survive.

A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Toys for Tots local program. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Paula Main
Quincy, IL
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My love and prayers go out to your family.
From:
Daniel Acevedo
Austin, TX
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Eric was a very smart, patient and engaging person. I did not get to work with him very long however he made an impression with me for that short amount of time. My condolences on behalf of the United States Postal Service Fleet Management Team.
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Bonnie Perrine
Quincy, IL
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Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. My hugs and prayers are with you and your children.
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Joe & Andrea Noto
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest condolences are with Tina, Paige, Paxton, and the rest of the family ❤️
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Barb Hicks
Quincy, IL
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I am holding you in my heart and my prayers.
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susan wentura
quincy, IL
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Tina, Paige and Paxton--We are so very sorry to hear about Eric, thinking of you.
Doug and Susan Wentura
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Ginger Heitman
Quincy, IL
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Tina, Paige, & Paxton, l was so sorry to hear about Eric. I have good memories of him and enjoyed getting to see all of you walking by and getting to chat. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya! Ginger Heitman
From:
Carrie Steffensmeier
Nauvoo, IL
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My heart hurts for you. I hope the prayers of those who love you will ease your pain.
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Becky Dawson
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family!!
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Diana Voss
Bay Saint Louis, MS
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My heat is breaking for you Joanie, Jim, and Kelly. His wife and children must be numb with pain
Just know that this wonderful young man is in the arms of Jesus right now. I am so sorry Joanie.
From:
Sandy Cann
Quincy, IL
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Tina, Paige, & Paxton,
Prayers of peace for you and the rest of your family.
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Rodney Snodgrass
Palmyra, MO
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Tina our prayers are with you and your family at this time. As we know it is never an easy time. Going through this experience just remember God is great. We will never have all the answers as to why, but know that God is in control. You will experience bad days, but you will see many more good days. You will always have those memories to cherish.
From:
Norma Bower
Quincy, IL
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Tina I am so very sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you.
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Jeffrey D Hinds
Hannibal, MO
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I’m deeply saddened for you all and can’t express enough how sorry I am for your loss! The one thing that I experienced in the 8+ years that I knew and worked with him in, is that no matter what, he ALWAYS had your back! That was the Marine in him. I and everyone at the Hannibal PO are devastated at Eric’s passing, and you girls ALWAYS have an extended family here with us…….and we are truly mourning with you!! God’s blessings and peace find and comfort you all somehow, and stay as strong as you can……love and prayers!!
From:
Rick Cummins
Hannibal, MO
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Tina and Family,
We’re so saddened in Hannibal by the loss of Eric. Tears were shed at the Post Office at Bob’s announcement of his passing. I can’t imagine your pain. I have so many memories of him, from his first day to his promotion to the VMF. Smart, professional, aware, creative, and caring, he was great to work for. Every City Carrier during his tenure benefited from his attributes, and we all knew that Eric had our backs.
Praying for comfort and healing,
Rick Cummins
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Russell phillips
Hannibal, MO
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I am very saddened to hear that Eric passed away I met Eric after he got out of the Marines and went to work for the Hannibal post office. Couldn’t ask for a nicer guy, if I needed anything the answer was alway you bet Russ. My deepest condolences to his family which he spoke fondly of often.
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Trent Beaston
Quincy, IL
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Tina I am so very sorry for you and your daughters for the loss of your husband. My deepest apologies for tardiness of my condolences. I was completely oblivious. Until you told me. I can’t imagine the pain that you are struggling with now. If there is anything I can do. Please let me know. God Bless.