Austin James Smith, 16, of West Union, IL went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home in rural West Union, IL. He was bon Nov. 21, 2000 in Terre Haute, IN, the son of Jim Smith and Vicky Heleine Smith. Austin loved music, art, poetry, his dog Skeeter, his friends, four wheelers, cars and motorcycles. If it was fast and loud he loved it. He was a very smart, passionate young man that had a kind heart and had a mind beyond his years. Austin is survived by his parents, Jim and Vicky Smith of West Union; his older brother, James (Misti) Smith II of Anderson, IN; nephews, Landyn; niece, Karliegh; older sister, McKenzie (Daniel O’Dell) Heleine; his close uncles, Terry Heleine of West Union, Michael Smith of Columbus, IN and several uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Eva Dale Heleine, JD and Diana Smith; uncles, Jim Heleine and Rick Heleine and cousins Matt Heleine and Joe Wicker. Services in honor of his life will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at the West Union Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Tuesday at the West Union Baptist Church. Cremation will follow services with private burial at a later date. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to his family in care of Pearce Funeral Home.