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John Wayne Smith

November 8, 1965 ~ September 22, 2022 (age 56)


John Wayne Smith

November 8, 1965     September 22, 2022

     John Wayne Smith, 56, Hollidaysburg formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, September 22, 2022 at Family Hospice, Pittsburgh, following injuries sustained in a house fire.

     He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Melvin Junior and Shirley Jean (Miller) Smith. 

     Surviving are two sons: Michael Kifer of Williamsburg and Travis Smith of Hollidaysburg; two brothers: Terry Lee Smith and Richard E. Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Andrews; a sister, Tina Marie Detwiler; and two brothers: Melvin L. and James S. Smith.

     John was a 1984 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg.  He served as a specialist for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry in the Army National Guard.

      He was employed as assembly line worker at North American Communications in Duncansville.  John was a member of the Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456, Williamsburg and also served as a chaplain for numerous district veterans organizations.

     The family is planning a celebration of life service for a later date.  Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.

     Memorial contributions in memory of John may be given to the funeral home to help defray expenses.



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