John Charles Smith

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John Charles Smith, 74 OKEECHOBEE — John Charles Smith, of Okeechobee, and formerly of East Palestine, died Aug. 22, 2018 at his home. Born Feb. 26, 1944 in East Palestine, he was the son of Clayton F. Smith and Lena (Pugh) Smith Rocky. He joined the U.S. Navy and served for 12 years. He was with the Postal Service for 22 years. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard C. Smith; and a sister, Betty Treece. Survivors include a daughter, Joni Varnadoe, of Apopka; a son, Jerry Wade Smith, of Dayton, Ky.; two brothers, Kenneth P. of East Palestine and Cecil Lee of Ocala; and two sisters, Patricia Wilson Borelli of East Palestine and Mary Ann ‘Buba’ Lindner of Athens, Ohio. Per John’s request, no services will be held.
Published in NewsZapFL on Sept. 4, 2018
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