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John L. Smith, 77, of Sardis, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at his home.

He was born in New Martinsville, West Virginia Nov. 25, 1944, a son of the late Okey Smith and Dolly Anderson Smith.

John was a coal miner and had worked at the McElroy Mine in Moundsville, West Virginia. He also worked at Marx Toy Plant, Viking Glass and in construction.

John enjoyed playing horseshoes, cards and cornhole. He loved football and was a big fan of the River Pilots, Dallas Cowboy’s and Ohio State.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Smith, his father-in-law, Archie Piatt and mother-in-law, Hester Barker.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Miller Smith, of Sardis who he married March 19, 1966; two children, Monica (Sonny) Blair, of Graysville, and Johnny (Chrissy) Smith, of Lansing; grandchildren, Eden (Michael) Fitzpatrick, of Columbus, Cody Blair, of Lancaster, Zachary Smith (Angela), of Columbus, Gwendolynn Smith, of Columbus, Kimberly Smith, of Bridgeport; great-grandchildren, Zoey Fitzpatrick, Devin Smith, Ashton Smith, Ma’Leek Smith, Bryce Smith and Ma’Leigha Smith; step grandchildren, David (Aryn) Carr, of Bridgeport, and Robert Mullen of Bridgeport, and step-great grandchildren, Jerry and Brandt Carr. Siblings, Ronnie (Myrtle) Smith, of Clarington, Maribelle Conlon, of Steubenville, Patricia Ice, and Rosemary. Friends were received Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, funeral services were held Wednesday, June 15, 2022, with Pastor Rex Cox officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville.