Kent W. Smick

Kent W. Smick

Kent W. Smick, 72, of Collinsville, died on Oct. 27, 2021, at his home, with family by his side.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1949, in Anna, the son of Everett Eugene and Berniece Mae Brown Smick.

He married Kate Slovinski on March 11, 2011.

Mr. Smick worked for the Kansas City Southern Railroad as a manager of locomotive and car operations. He was the 1994 president of the Saint Louis Railroad Club.

In his life, he was most importantly a devoted father. He was an avid Blues fan and enjoyed golf. 

He had a passion for music and was inducted into the Gateway Men’s Chorus in 2014. He had a knack for telling a good story and loved to make others laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a sister, Beverly Donell.

Survivors include his wife, Kate Slovinski of Collinsville; sons Jeremy (Samantha) Smick of Palm Springs, Calif., Gabe Smick of Collinsville and Brandon Smick of Chicago; a daughter, Amy Smick of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren Elio Smick, Xander Smick-Crouch and Mina Smick-Crouch; a sister, Cari Smick of Denver, Colo.; a brother-in-law, Roger Donell of Granite City; his mother-in-law, Jackie Slovinski of Collinsville; as well as several beloved cousins.

A private family funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 4, at Sunset Hill Funeral Home in Glen Carbon. Burial followed in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the 14 Fund, 1401 Lark Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63103 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

This announcement is courtesy of Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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