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August 25, 1930 June 4, 2008
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St. John 14:1-4
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
John Walter Smith, Sr.
John Walter Smith was born to the late Will and Clara Wilson Smith on August 25, 1930, in Brooksville, Florida. He spent his childhood years in Brooksville and then went on to enlist in the United States Army were he served in the Korean War. On Wednesday, June 4, 2008, he heard the singing of the angels saying “Come on Home” and he closed his eyes and went on to heaven with a smile.
Children: John Walter Smith, Jr. (Lila), Merilyn B. Harris (Albert), Tyrone Smith, Gregory Smith, Deneece S. Brown and Darrell Smith, Sr.
He is survived by his brothers, Willie D. Smith (Dorothy), Mallie Smith, and Ernest Smith; his sisters Emma Lee Everett, Juanita Barrow, and Leona Thompson (Raymond). A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends.
Special Tribute
We thought of you with love, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and the day before that too.
We think of you in silence, and we often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memories are our keepsake, with which we will never part.
God has you in his keeping, and we have you in our heart.
We love you Uncle Jake.
Carolyn, Nette, Neil-O, Angie and Stalicia “Gopher”
Viewing: Monday, June 9, 2008 ~ 11409 Shady Rest Court ~ Brooksville, Florida  34601 ~ Reverend Ernest Ross, Sr.  ~ Pastor ~ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Services: Monday, June 9, 2008 ~ 11409 Shady Rest Court ~ Brooksville, Florida  34601 ~ Reverend Ernest Ross, Sr.  ~ Pastor ~ Rev. Lee A. Inmon, Eulogist ~ 11:00 .am.
Interment: Florida National Cemetary ~ Bushnell, FL
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