John Glen Smith Obit - 1926-2009
Last weekend our Uncle John Smith died, January 19, 2009. His obituary can be viewed at this link: Redinger Funeral Home - John Smith Obit. I do have a phone number where you can contact the oldest daughter of John & Geneva (Paris) Smith: Jeanette (Smith) Engle phone number: 405-352-4083.
IF ... you missed the memorial service January 24, 2009 in Seiling and burial in Orion, Oklahoma, you can sign the online guestbook. It allows you to send private condolences to the family. Type your name, address and message; click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the obituary. Your message will be sent to the family via their secured guestbook. Only family members will have access to viewing your message.
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Memorial Video of John Glen Smith -- Here is John Glen Smith's Obit below:
JOHN GLEN SMITH, son of Earl and Effie (Maxwell) Smith, was born May 10, 1926 at Freedom, Oklahoma. He departed this life on Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Clinton. He was 82 years of age.
John was two years of age when he was taken to an orphanage in Helena following tragedy with his parents. Soon after entering the orphanage, Lawrence and Cora Kragh brought him to their home in Chester where he began his school years at Gardenvale School.
At the age of eleven years, John went to live with Fred and Esther Strecker in Chester. He attended Seiling High School until the age of seventeen when he entered the United States Navy and served in the "Asiatic-Pacific Campaign" and the "Philippine Liberation Campaign" during World War II. He was honorably discharged April 20, 1946 at which time he returned to his home in Chester.
He was united in marriage to Geneva Paris August 2, 1947 at Alva. They made their home at Chester where they raised their three children: Jeanette Kay, Ronald Scott and Barbara Gayle.
John and Geneva owned and operated John Smith Mobil Service Station nineteen years. John was also a self employed welder and operated Johns Welding for several years.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, a member of the American Legion and a 32nd degree Masonic Lodge member. He enjoyed hunting, bowling and playing cards. He attended the Elm Grove Community Church.
He is survived by two daughters: Jeanette Engle of Minco and Barbara Walton of Fairview; one son: Ron Smith and wife Karen of Chickasha; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild; one foster sister: Vickie Jones and husband Ron of Yukon, besides many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his biological parents, both sets of foster parents and his foster brother, Karl Kragh.
The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Elm Grove Community Church with Pastor Orville White, officiating. Interment will follow in the Orion Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Navy. Services are under the direction of the Redinger Funeral Home in Seiling.
Linda McGill Wagner
PO Box 619, Bayfield, CO 81122
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