John Smith

Obituary of John Herbert Smith

John Herbert Smith Jr. Age 84, formerly of Horseheads, NY. He was born October 5th 1937 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of the late John H. and Elizabeth (Rumsey) Smith, and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23rd 2022. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by several of his siblings; as well as his loving wife, Mildred R. (Martin) in 2008. He is survived by his children, John F. (Mary) Smith of Horseheads, NY, Timothy J. Smith of Harrisburg, PA, and Rose Anne Marie Smith of Asheboro, NC; grandchildren Christopher (Kaylee) Smith, Matthew Smith, Michael and Antoinette Smith; great grandson Dominick Smith; and siblings Sandra, Betty, Linda, and James. John had many simple pleasures in life. He enjoyed a long drive, especially during his time delivering newspapers alongside Mildred; they took time to get to know all the customers on his route. He was often in his woodshop, creating and working on projects for his family. John loved to bake and cook for his family, including lots of Christmas goodies. When he was relaxing, his favorite pastime was to catch a good Western or anything with Clint Eastwood or John Wayne, on television. There was also the ritual of stopping for coffee at McDonalds with his son, John, which always put a smile on his face. Private services will be held; John will be laid to rest alongside Mildred in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may make a donation in John's name to the Chemung County SPCA.
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