Jeffery Smith

Jeffery Alan Smith of Plano, formerly of Downers Grove and Geneva, died June 17th at Seasons Hospice in Naperville from brain melanoma.  He was born December 12, 1946 in Herrin, IL to Joseph and Mildred (Lyons) Smith, growing up in Benton, IL.

He is survived by his wife Julie (Busse); daughters Tracy (Louis) Nowaczyk of Mokena and Grace Smith of Plano; son Ronald (Jaime) Smith of Chicago and two grand daughters Lydia and Edie; siblings Jeanne (Ervin) Allen of Benton, IL, Joseph (Antoinette) Smith of Whitestone, NY, James Winchurch of Reno, NV, and Stephanie (Randall) Moss of Port Charlotte, FL.

Jeff was a proud graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he studied accounting. He went on to a very successful career in Chicago at Exchange National Bank, Sears Roebuck and Co., the Options Exchange and Manufacturers Bank, where his main focus was technology as it applies to financial systems.  He then consulted in Florida and at County Bank in Merced, California.

Jeff enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, where he vacationed many years.  He was very devoted to his dogs, Charlie and Henry.  His main hobby was always computers – fixing, tinkering, studying and building them.

A private celebration of life will be held in his honor.

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  1. David Heaberlin

    Jeff, was a special person in my life. He possessed one of the best intellects that I have ever encountered and his sense of humor was second to none. He will never be forgotten by me. My memories of him will last forever.

  2. I met Jeff over fifty years ago when we were assigned the same room in college. He was an outstanding individual in every regard (intelligent,honest, hard working, loyal, fun) and exemplified the meaning of friend. Jeff was always there for me personally and others who needed his knowledge, assistance, wisdom, or just wanted to enjoy his company, humor, and share good times. I will always miss him as will my family members .

  3. Jeff you will be missed. You had a unique perspective on things. Thank you for all of your help and advice. Toni

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