John Smith

Obituary of John Joseph Smith

John Joseph Smith, born June 18, 1940, passed peacefully on June 13, 2023, surrounded by his wife, daughter and compassionate caregivers at Good Shepherd Hospice.


John and Natalie were married for 60 years and had a daughter, Tammy Lynn Ruhl (Donald) and two grandchildren, Jordan Ruhl and Natalie Ruhl and by special nieces and nephews.


John served in the Air Force for 8 years and Wisconsin National Guard for 2.  John graduated from Vienna High School and remained friends with his classmates.  John was a member of the Youngstown Masonic Lodge for 60 years.  John was also active with the Lakeland Amateur Radio Club for many years.  He retired from Florida Division of Forestry in 2004 after 34 years. Natalie and John spent their retirement years cruising and just enjoying and spending time together.



His service will be held at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, June 26th at 9:30 in the morning. 


In lieu of flowers please make donations to Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, FL.

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InUrnment Services

9:30 am
Monday, June 26, 2023
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, Florida, United States
(352) 793-7740

In lieu of Flowers

Please make memorial donations in his name to Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, FL.
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