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John Henry Smith

PIKETON: John Henry Smith, 85, of Current Road, Piketon, Ohio went home to be with the Lord, Friday, October 5, 2012 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.

He was born August 19, 1927 in Hatch, Ohio the son of the late Will and Ella Dade (Griffith) Smith. On March 14, 1987 John Henry was united in marriage to Carol Ruth (Harrison) Smith who survives.

Also surviving are three children, Rena Smith of Piketon, Jonda Smith and husband Rodney Adams of Paducah, Kentucky and Bill Smith and wife Cherry of Lucasville, Ohio; four step children, Judy Fyffe and husband Randy of Waverly, Ohio, Phyllis Wells and husband Dan of South Webster, Ohio, Edward Dunham of Portsmouth, Ohio and Lee Dunham of Peebles, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Ottie and Robie; and two sisters, Julie Smith and Malinda Boyd; preceded John in death.

John Henry was a retired laborer at Landmark, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of the Orient Lodge 321 F&AM in Waverly, Ohio and he attended Cotties Corner Church in Piketon.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012 at Cotties Corner Church, Piketon, with Pastor Danny Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Cotties Corner Cemetery, Piketon with Military graveside services performed by American Legion Merritt Post # 142 of Waverly.

Friends may call at the Howe Wheeler Boyer Hornback Funeral Home in Piketon from 4 ­ 8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Oct. 7, 2012
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