John David Smith

Princeton, West Virginia

Age 61


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John David Smith, 61 of Athens, died suddenly Saturday morning, October 21, 2017 at his home from a brief battle with cancer. Born September 14, 1956 in Hinton, he was the son of the late David Elmo Smith and Mildred Parker Smith. John David was a graduate of Hinton High School and received...

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"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." --Dan Rather

---Thank you Dr. Smith for your tireless belief in those that had the good fortune to know, learn and work with you. May you rest in peace. Stosh

To the Smith Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of John David (aka JD, or better yet, Mr. Concord). He lived life to the fullest and leaves a lasting legacy of service to others. He made a lot of big footprints in his journey to make the world a better place. May he rest in eternal peace.

John David was a truly amazing person. His devotion to helping others was amazing. I will truly miss him.

John David and I were classmates in the first graduating BSW class at Concord in 1976. He later became my boss in 1983 for a couple of years. I was hired as Concord Social Work Faculty in 1995 and he later became my boss again a few years after that. John David was larger than life and I will always hold our friendship as a special relationship that only happens very few times in your life, if ever. He helped with so many projects and gave so many encouraging words, that he truly impacted...

John David was one of the first people whom we met at Concord. He was such a good person-kind, patient, helpful, caring, and always friendly to our daughter, Anne, and us. He loved Concord and Concord loved him. John Davis was a very special person. We shall miss him and his kindness.

Martha and Kelley Endres

John David s passing is such sad news for our Social Work community. He will be missed but leaves a rich legacy. RIP John David.

I still do not have the appropriate words to describe this loss. John David was and will always be an admirable and honorable man. He personified character. I will miss his humor and kindness.

John David was a gem of a person. He was not only my professor but my mentor and a friend. Thank you for everything. I will always cherish the memories.

Thank you for everything, John David. Your impact is beyond measure.