Johnny E. Smith

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Johnny Eugene Smith, 87, of Willis, Texas died at 12:30 pm, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born, at home, on October 22, 1927, in Oakville, Texas, to John Elmer Smith and Delila Stroud Smith. He married Melba Gene Harrod on August 20, 1950 in Oakville, Texas. They were married for 64 years. Preceding him in death are sisters Mary Nell Witt, Geraldine Reynolds and his brother Marvin Elmer Smith. Survivors include his wife, Melba Gene Harrod Smith, his five sons: Ronald Keith of Mobile, Alabama, Monte Dwayne of Conroe, Texas, Clay Lynn and wife Melody Hawkins Smith of Sacramento, California, Delvin Scott and Debbie Butler Smith of Willis, Texas, and Michael Eugene and Janet McNeal Smith of Conroe, Texas. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and numerous beloved friends and family. He also is survived by the remaining four siblings, James Oliver Smith of Temple, Texas; Homer Ray Smith of Three Rivers, Texas; Janie Ward of Buda, Texas; Onita Maxine Watson of Hobbs, New Mexico; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Johnny spent the early years of his adult life farming in South Texas. He and his family moved to Willis, Texas in 1961 and lived in the current home on Robin Lane since 1972. Johnny started driving a truck for Walton Nurseries and Conroe Greenhouses, selling and delivering plants throughout East and Central Texas. Later in life Johnny did landscaping and lawn care in Montgomery County and shared ownership with his wife Melba Smith the J&M Garden Center in Willis, Texas. After retiring, Johnny spent many hours potting plants and flowers and tending his vegetable garden. Johnny was a member of the Conroe Church of God (Seventh Day) where he served for many years as either a teacher, board member and Elder. He was devoted to his faith and church. He also belonged to the Conroe Country Cousins Square Dance Club and the Huntsville Promenaders where he loved the time socializing with his friends and dancing. Along with dancing, he loved games such as Dominos and puzzles of all kinds. Funeral services will be at 12:30 Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road in Conroe. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5-8 pm. Burial services will be held at Garden Park Cemetery. The family is thankful for Ruth Neff of Thee Hospice of Huntsville, Texas for the home care of Johnny and for the many doctors and health care personnel at Conroe Regional Medical Center for the love and care they provided to him. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 13 to Nov. 26, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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