Casey D. Smothers


Casey Douglas Smothers, 61, of Danville, passed away with family by his side Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
Casey was born in Danville on Sept. 10, 1957, to Robert and June (Newell) Smothers.
Casey married Beth (Dokey) Smothers on Aug. 3, 1993, and recently celebrated 26 wonderful years of marriage. Casey lives on through his three sons: Aaron (Champaign), Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.), and Cameron (Orlando, Fla.). He is survived by his sister, Sharon (Richard) Knight; his in-laws, David and Mary Burmeister; his sister-in-law, Cyndi (Donnie) Dazey; brothers-in-law, Shane Burmeister and Matt (Ashly) Burmeister; nephews, Jakob Dazey, Jared Dazey, Dalton Burmeister, Dakota Burmeister, Braylen Burmeister; and a countless number of wonderful friends and extended family.
Casey graduated from Bismarck-Henning High School - in Bismarck - in 1976. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Knoxville, Tenn., earning a Bachelor's Degree from Johnson University in 1981.
Throughout his life, Casey enjoyed many hobbies: watching the Chicago Bears and Cubs with his buddies (and the occasional beer), playing softball and football, producing heavenly jams with numerous bands as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, sharing the joys of comedy and music with the world, tending to an expansive vegetable garden, and spending time with his family and four-legged frisbee partner, Ollie.
Casey's smile, humor, and character were infectious. The light that he brought to the world is irreplaceable - but that light will continue to shine through the memories that he spent 61 years building with his friends and family.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61834 with a cremation to follow. There will be a gathering for family and friends at the American Legion Post 210 immediately following the funeral service. Officiating will be Raymie Gordon. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made in Casey's name to the Masonic outreach program or the Bismarck Henning Music Department.
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5 posts

Rex Hackett
Aug 17, 2019
Graduated with Casey at Bismarck. Sorry to hear of your loss.
Edward Sant
Aug 17, 2019
Casey was a wonderful and vivacious man who embraced everyone around him with his infectious laugh and his warm loving spirit. The wonderful memories of great times shared, both on stage and off, will allow him to live a many peoples memories for a long, long time. My condolences, dear Beth, on your loss and also to the rest of the Smothers clan.
Jeff Cheesman
Aug 17, 2019
He was a good friend and whenever he was around we had lots of fun
Erin White -
Aug 17, 2019
To Beth, Aaron and family:
I am devastated by the news of Casey's passing. I am thinking of you. May his memory keep you comforted now and always. He was a joy to have met. Love, Erin ( Carle Tower 8)
penny newell swider
Aug 17, 2019
Sharon , beth and families so sorry to hear about casey . I didn't know I lived so close to Cameron, I live in Brooksville about 75 miles from Orlando.
love penny