John G. Smith, 86, of Marquez, TX passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019. He spent his school years as a Marquez Yellowjacket to which he departed to serve his country as a U.S. Marine during the Korean Conflict. After a short leave of service, John re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force wherein he retired.
John was passionate about music, fast cars, and of course family. He was always surrounded with love. He was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.
John was preceded in death by parents, William Bernice & Rachel Inez Smith; wife, Helen Alexander Smith; daughter, DeLois Smith; brother, Hugh Coy Smith and sister, Jewell Yvonne Reagan. He is survived by wife, Kimberly Smith; daughter, Nannette Smith Powell & husband, James; son, William Garner Smith; grandchildren, Angela Nannette Ayers & husband, Terry, James Bradley & Kyle Edward Powell & Chelsea Diane Smith; great grandchildren, Hadley Jane Hudson & Logan James Anderson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pastor Lee Weiler officiated graveside services that were held Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Marquez Cemetery in Marquez, Texas. Walters Funeral Home in Centerville was entrusted with final arrangements. www.waltersfuneralhome.com