John Smith

Obituary of John Thomas Smith

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, John Thomas Smith, passed away at the age of 62 at his home in Concord, OH. Tom was born in Bristol, VA October 19,1958 to Edward and Eva Smith and lived in Tennessee, New Hampshire and Georgia before attending and then graduating from Richmond Heights High School in Richmond Heights, OH. There he developed friendships that would last a lifetime. He was a valued employee for 15 years at Lubrizol in Painesville, OH. Tom was a wonderful, giving friend to many people that he met throughout his life, having special concern for those in need. Tom was charitable and friendly and always could be identified by his smile and his ever-present positive outlook. He was an adventurous cook, particularly on the barbecue grill, and treated his friends often. He loved dogs, in particular his beloved St Bernard Ginger, and loved to dog sit for the puppy of his best friend Carrie Cunningham. Tom professed his trust in Christ in 2020 accepting God’s gift of eternal salvation. Tom is survived by his daughter Carina Jones, his sister Sandy Stefanko (Paul) and his brother Chip (Pam) as well as nieces Courtney (Jordan), Jocelyn (Christopher) and Janna (Shaun), and his beloved Aunt Betty St John and St John family. He is predeceased by his father Edward, mother Eva and son Johnny. A memorial service will be held on August 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm at Manakiki Golf Club (35501 Eddy Road Willoughby, OH) immediately followed by a Celebration of Life until 9:00pm. In lieu of flowers his family requests donation be made in the names of Tom and Johnny Smith to UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute: University Hospitals Institutional Relations and Development P.O. Box 94554 Cleveland, OH 44101-4554
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Thursday
19
August

Memorial Service

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Manakiki Golf Club
35501 Eddy Rd.
Willoughby, Ohio, United States
Thursday
19
August

Celebration of Life

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Manakiki Golf Club
35501 Eddy Rd.
Willoughby, Ohio, United States