Percy Roy Smead Sr., 80, of Rock Island passed away August 6, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Nursing Home in Rock Island.
Per his wishes he will be cremated, and a private burial will be Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery, Moline. Quad Cities Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements.
He was born April 15, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of James Elmar Smead Sr. and Pearl Charlotte Peterson. Percy worked at Oscar Mayer for 30 years retiring in 1998. He loved to hunt, fish, draw, and dance.
Survivors include his companion and love of his life for 37 years Phyllis Willemkens; children Brian Smead, Percy Smead Jr., Stacie (John) Peel, Tammy (Scott) Donis, and Amy (Jordan) Heath; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters Judy "Marie" Weber, and Pat (Kenneth) Reveal; sister in law Dorothy Smead and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother James Smead Jr., sons Timothy and Bradley, and 4 great grandchildren