Nicholas Timothy Smith

Feb 14th, 1989 - Jul 4th, 2017


Bald Knob Cross

Sat, Jul. 15th, 2017 3:00 PM

Nicholas Timothy Smith

West Frankfort- Nicholas Timothy “Nick” Smith, 28, of West Frankfort, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at 10:18 PM, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Herrin.

Nick was born on February 14, 1989 in LaGrange, IL to Scott and the late Elizabeth Anne (Steinlicht) Smith. He was engaged to be married to Tiffany Minton of West Frankfort.

He currently worked in the warehouse for the Heartland Coca Cola Company in DuQuoin. Prior to that he worked seven years as a chef at Cracker Barrel in Marion.

In his spare time he enjoyed all things Harley Davidson motorcycle, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Magic the Gathering. He liked spending quality time with his close friends and family and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include-

Father- Scott Smith of DuQuoin
Fiance- Tiffany Minton of West Frankfort
Daughter- Luna Beth Smith of West Frankfort
Four step children who considered him a father-
Isabella “Bella”, Maylee, Jacob and Eminence Minton
Sister- JoAnn Berg of Flossmore
Sister- Amanda Matay of Sulphur, LA
Sister- Justine Smith of Romeoville
Brother- Frank Smith of Appleton, WI
Brother- Jacob and wife Kristina Smith of Carterville and their children: Adyn, Gavin, & Beth
Many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends

He was preceded in death by his mother- Elizabeth and his grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 PM on July 15th at Bald Knob Cross in Alto Pass.   A reception and dinner will follow the memorial service at Bald Knob Cross. It will take place at the at the Marion American Legion Post/ 11720 Longstreet/ Marion, IL 62959.  Memorial arrangements were made at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested to a trust which will be established for Luna Beth Smith and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St./ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Justine Smith

    From: Yorkville , Illinois

    Date: July 5, 2017

    Nicholas Timothy Smith was my big brother. He was an amazing big brother , he was always there for me , even when it/i angered him, that’s what a big brother is for, to be there to take care of his lil sister and brother, Jake! Nick and Jake were the best of friends and they always rode together. It kills my heart to know I will never see or hear my big brother ever again! That is not something that anyone should have to go through!! Nick, my brother I’ve missed you for so long, it was too long since we had seen eachother and now I’ll never have a chance to see you again. I’m heartbroken , my family is devastated this Should never happen to ANYONE. 28 years old, way too young, too beautiful, and needed here , on earth for his daughters, friends and family. RIP big brother Nick I love you so much and will miss you always.

  • Guest: Brittany Neal

    From: , Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Samantha A Luecking

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    To Nick’s loved ones, I wanted to let you all know he will be missed dearly, and I am sorry for your loss. There are not enough words to express the pain and sorrow one will feel, but he will never be forgotten because his memory will live on. I will never forget his smile and sense of humor. And I will never forget the times Nick and I hung out. Keep strong and remember the good times.

  • Guest: Joe Quinn

    From: St Charles, Missouri

    Date: July 13, 2017

    Nick was an excellent employee for Heartland Coca Cola team. He was very competitive, had a great personality and treated others with respect. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.