Thursday, April 21, 2011

John J. Smith

from the scrapbook of my late grandma Grace Maxwell Brown

John J. Smith, a 77-year-old resident of Apple Valley, CA, passed away June 15, 2001. Mr. Smith was a former Trenton resident.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2001 at the First Assembly of God in Victorville, CA. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe.

Mr. Smith was born in Lamoni, IA on Dec. 28, 1923. He was a career Army man. He served during World War II in Africa and the invasions of Italy, France, and Germany. He remained in Germany with the peacetime occupation forces for a number of years. He served

in the Army's Rifle Team of Marksmen, based at Fort George Meade, MD until disability forced him from active duty in 1961. He had resided in Apple Valley for 25 years. He enjoyed bowling in Apple Valley and Victorville leagues until the advance of cancer caused him to cease participation.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lela Walker Maberry Smith; three sons and their families, Mr and Mrs Larry Maberry of Albuquerque, NM, Mr and Mrs Frank Maberry, Mr and Mrs Wilbur Maberry of Apple Valley; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Mr Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Corbin and Verma-dean McCullough and one brother, Vermil Brown, all former Trenton residents, and another brother, William Smith.

{deb's note, Vermil should be Vermal.}

John J. Smith

A graveside service for former Trenton resident John J. Smith will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at the Resthaven Memorial Garden in Chillicothe.

Mr. Smith passed away Friday, June 15, 2001 near his home in Apple Valley, CA.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lela Walker Maberry Smith; three sons, Wilbur, Frank, and Larry Maberry and their families of Apple Valley & Albuquerque, NM, sisters-in-law, Clarice Haley, Lois Vickers and Peggy Jewel of Chillicothe, and Grace Brown of Trenton.

handwritten note: Lela Smith died July 3, 2005

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