John G. Smith Jr.

Pass away on August 26, 2023 at his home in West Valley City, Utah.

John was born on November 5, 1946 in Miami, Florida. He is the son of John G. Smith and Geneva Tuner.

John got his college associate degree in Applied Science in 1979 from Hamilton College in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam and received three Bronze Stars for his service, national service defense medal, good conduct medal Vietnam service, and Vietnam republic companion medal. He loved working at the forest service taking care of hiking trails.

John married Carla A. Smith in the Jordan River Temple.

John enjoyed being a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and going fishing which he would go with anybody at the drop of a hat.

John was preceded in death by Wife Carla A. Smith, his parents, brother Larry, and his Aunt Nita Holst.

Survived by nephew Nathan Jensen (wife Kim), niece Katie Sells (husband Grayson), nephew Jason Chandler (wife DeLana), sister Lounette (Bruce) Nielsen and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah.

Funeral services are Friday, September 1, 2023 at 11:00 am with a viewing prior from 10:00 - 10:45 am, at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah.

Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy Utah.

Special thanks to the many people from the VA Hospital, Harmony Home Health & Hospice. Also special thanks to Gloria, Sarah, and Frank Rendon, for all the wonderful care they provided John.

In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice. John’s charities were Primary Children’s, Utah Food Bank, and St Jude’s Hospital.

Services

Viewing

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home
4760 South State Street
Murray, UT 84107

Viewing

Friday, Sep. 01, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home
4760 South State Street
Murray, UT 84107

Funeral Service

Friday, Sep. 01, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home
4760 South State Street
Murray, UT 84107

Burial

Friday, Sep. 01, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
10600 South 1950 East
Sandy, UT 84092

Services Handled By

Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary - Murray
4760 S State Street
Murray, UT

Family

  • Survived By
  • Nathan Jensen, Nephew
  • Katie Sells, Niece
  • Jason Chandler, Nephew
  • Lounette Nielsen, Sister
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Carla A. Smith, Wife
  • John Smith Sr., Father
  • Geneva Turner, Mother
  • Larry Smith, Brother
  • Nita Holst, Aunt

Life Story Info

Post Date

Aug 30, 2023

Personal Info

Age

76

Gender

Male
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Guestbook

Rest in Peace my dear cousin. I’m so sorry that we lost touch. Johnny’s brother Kelvin Smith passed away in Grand Cayman on Sep 25, 2023. His service is today Oct 15, 2023. May they meet again in Heaven. ❤️❤️

Darlene Glidden Oct 15, 2023

Rest in Peace my dear cousin. I’m so sorry that we lost touch. Johnny’s brother Kelvin Smith passed away in Grand Cayman on Sep 25, 2023. His service is today Oct 15, 2023. May they meet again in Heaven. ❤️❤️

Darlene Glidden Oct 15, 2023

Rest in peace brother. We lived in the house next door to John for 17 years. He was a great neighbor. I remember one time when some neighbors were fighting, John came out his door with his cane and loudly bellowed, "HEY, Cut it out!" They stopped!

So we will miss John. It's sad seeing his house empty. But I feel joy that his suffering is ended. The end of an Era at the intersection of Durrans and Volta.

Goodbye and fair well old friend.

With love,

C1arl, Teresa, Stevie and Jordan

Carl and Teresa Thompson , West Valley City, UT, US Sep 12, 2023

Rest in peace brother. We lived in the house next door to John for 17 years. He was a great neighbor. I remember one time when some neighbors were fighting, John came out his door with his cane and loudly bellowed, "HEY, Cut it out!" They stopped!

So we will miss John. It's sad seeing his house empty. But I feel joy that his suffering is ended. The end of an Era at the intersection of Durrans and Volta.

Goodbye and fair well old friend.

With love,

C1arl, Teresa, Stevie and Jordan

Carl and Teresa Thompson , West Valley City, UT, US Sep 12, 2023

Rest in peace brother. We lived in the house next door to John for 17 years. He was a great neighbor. I remember one time when some neighbors were fighting, John came out his door with his cane and loudly bellowed, "HEY, Cut it out!" They stopped!

So we will miss John. It's sad seeing his house empty. But I feel joy that his suffering is ended. The end of an Era at the intersection of Durrans and Volta.

Goodbye and fair well old friend.

With love,

Carl, Teresa, Stevie and Jordan

Carl and Teresa Thompson , West Valley City, UT, US Sep 12, 2023

Rest in peace brother. We lived in the house next door to John for 17 years. He was a great neighbor. I remember one time when some neighbors were fighting, John came out his door with his cane and loudly bellowed, "HEY, Cut it out!" They stopped!

So we will miss John. It's sad seeing his house empty. But I feel joy that his suffering is ended. The end of an Era at the intersection of Durrans and Volta.

Goodbye and fair well old friend.

With love,

Carl, Teresa, Stevie and Jordan

Carl and Teresa Thompson , West Valley City, UT, US Sep 12, 2023

Rest in peace brother. We lived in the house next door to John for 17 years. He was a great neighbor. I remember one time when some neighbors were fighting, John came out his door with his cane and loudly bellowed, "HEY, Cut it out!" They stopped!

So we will miss John. It's sad seeing his house empty. But I feel joy that his suffering is ended. The end of an Era at the intersection of Durrans and Volta.

Goodbye and fair well old friend.

With love,

Carl, Teresa, Stevie and Jordan

Carl and Teresa Thompson , West Valley City, UT, US Sep 12, 2023

Much love and respect to a great guy we honor your memories and will cherish them forever from the family God bless you John...🙏❤️

Sarah Rendon , West Valley, UT, US Sep 01, 2023

Much love and respect to a great guy we honor your memories and will cherish them forever from the family God bless you John...🙏❤️

Sarah Rendon , West Valley, UT, US Sep 01, 2023

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