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John Swazie Smith

January 26, 1948 - March 28, 2013
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John Smith was born on January 26, 1948 in Wake County, North Carolina and passed away on March 28, 2013 in Merced, California at the age of 65. John served in the United States Air Force and retired after serving his country for 22 years. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing pool. He was preceded in death by his birth father, Offie Thomas Todd; stepfather who was a big part of his life and considered as his main father, Lawrence Hoover Wright; and siblings, Thomas Lewis Lyon and Atha Todd. John leaves behind his wife, Frances Smith; mother, Emma Smith Wright; son, Michael Swazie Smith (Jennifer); daughters, Elishia and Monika...
John Smith was born on January 26, 1948 in Wake County, North Carolina and passed away on March 28, 2013 in Merced, California at the age of 65.

John served in the United States Air Force and retired after serving his country for 22 years.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing pool.

He was preceded in death by his birth father, Offie Thomas Todd; stepfather who was a big part of his life and considered as his main father, Lawrence Hoover Wright; and siblings, Thomas Lewis Lyon and Atha Todd.

John leaves behind his wife, Frances Smith; mother, Emma Smith Wright; son, Michael Swazie Smith (Jennifer); daughters, Elishia and Monika Smith; grandsons, Deshun Clay and Bryant Michael Smith; and siblings, Teresa Ann Wright, Doris Michelle Wright Thomas (Willie), Lydon Baines Wright, Thomasene Todd, Teresa Wooten (Thomas), Joseph Todd, Michael Todd, Aldonio Brown, Jesse Wayne Todd (Bertha) and Bernice O'Neal (Tommie).

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B St., Merced, CA with services to be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:00am. Interment will follow services at 1:30pm at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Rd, Gustine, CA.

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"John,may your rest be in peace.Pray up for the family. Classmate 1966. Ann Ellis Carthern RN. Upper Marlboro, MD." Ann Carthern (Upper Marlboro, MD)

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