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Obituary of John Smith

John William Smith passed away July 23, 2014 at home in Springfield, Mo. with family. He was 68.

Memorial services will be at a later date.

John was born Sept. 22, 1946 in Sacramento, Calif. to Virgial Wessley Smith and Magdalene Pearl Pierce Smith. His family moved to Nevada City in 1960 where he resided for 44 years. He graduated from Nevada Union in 1964. Shortly after graduation, he worked as a contractor with his father and then was a welder for Wendy Clark welding and Operating Engineers and Miners Foundry, John also worked for Paul Bunyan Tree Service before leaving Nevada City in 2004 and moved to Missouri.

John is survived by his children, William (Laura) Smith of Springfield, Mo., Glenn (Tara) Smith of Rossville, Ind., Jennifer (Clint) Adams of Grass Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren, Alicia Smith, Johnathan Smith, Hannah Adams, Alexandra Smith, Natalia Smith and Keeyan Smith and siblings, Virgial (Carolyn) Smith of Nevada City, Calif. and Sue (Ray) Shonk of Yreka, Calif, Jeanette Holms of Paradise, CA, Jim (Bobbie) Smith of Auburn, Calif., numerous nieces and nephews and his best friends, Kenny Holbrook and Harry Hillman both of Nevada City, Calif.

He is preceded in death by his parents and Jason Smith.

John enjoyed the countryside and country music and cars. He was a loving father and grandfather and found great joy in spending time with his family. He will be missed by those who knew him.


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