John Edward "Smitty"
Smith, Sr., 78, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed
away peacefully surrounded by his family into
the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at
6:34 am at his residence.
He was born January 11,
1938 in Carbon Center, Pennsylvania to the late
Alonzo John Smith and Alma Belle (Stanley)
John worked 42 years as
a Millwright out of Local Union 2235 Pittsburgh
retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Loyal
Order of The Moose #64 Butler, PA, Argyle Lodge
#540 F & AM Chicora, PA, and the Happy Hunters
Club of Fenelton, PA. John enjoyed restoring
classic cars and trucks, and going to car
cruises. He also enjoyed NASCAR races, hunting,
fishing, and spending time at camp and with his
family. He was a member of East Butler
He is survived by his
wife, Sandra Jean Smith whom he married on
September 14, 1957; one son, John E. Smith Jr.
and his wife Lisa of Butler, PA; one daughter,
Lori L. (Smith) Vavro of Butler, PA; one foster
son, Michael Peters of Port St. Lucie, FL; one
foster daughter, Diane Hildebrand (Merle) of
Butler, PA; four grandchildren, Jennifer Smith,
Mark Smith and Stephenie, Madalyn Smith, and
Mathieu Vavro; two great-grandchildren, Ashlynn
McCloskey, and McKenna Smith; one brother,
William J. Smith and his wife Betty Jo of
Butler, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his infant
brother, and son-in-law, Randy Vavro.
Friends will be
Saturday, July 2, 2016, from 2 to 4 pm
Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East
North Street, Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held immediately
following at 4 pm, with Reverend Mary J.
Kitchen, of East Butler Presbyterian Church
Burial will take place in
the Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers
memorial donations may be made to East Butler
Presbyterian Church, PO Box 233 East Butler, PA
16029, the Butler Public Library, 218 North
McKean Street, Butler, PA 16001, or VNA, 154
Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001.
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