John Garry Smith

Published 1:43 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The funeral service for John Garry Smith will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Monticello Baptist Church with burial in the Smith Family Cemetery. Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Smith, 79, of Monticello, died May 14, 2024, at Lawrence County Hospital. He was born in Brookhaven, MS, November 1, 1944, to Hollis and Marie (Allgood) Smith. He was retired from Georgia Pacific after 40 years.

Mr. Smith was a faithful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling and trying new restaurants, but his favorite pastime was being present at ball games and rodeos to support his children and grandchildren. Mr. Smith lived life to the fullest and enjoyed making others laugh and was a well-known “piddler.” He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

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He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Lamar Smith, Ted Smith, and Mike Smith; and his father and mother-in-law, Henry and Myrtle Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Jobeth Smith; sons, Chad Smith (Kathleen), Shannon Smith (Stephanie); five grandchildren, Stran Smith (Audrey), Cody Smith, Kelly Smith, Sage Smith, and Sadie Smith. He is also survived by a host of other loving family members and friends.