John Richard Smith

john smith

John Richard Smith peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021.  He was born November 25, 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Johnny retired from Roadway Express.  In his retirement he started a business, Black Cypress Guns; where he was able to enjoy making a  living doing his favorite hobby until the day he died.  Johnny was preceded in death by his  parents, Pauline and Herndon Smith; brother-in-law Larry Jordan; his In-laws Travis and Ima Smith; his daughter Sheri Smith; granddaughter Brooke Hudson; and niece Lisa Jordan. 

 He is survived by his loving wife, Joylyn Smith; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Rudy Jimenez; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Toni Smith;    daughter Cynthia Wiman; Brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Linda Smith; sister in law Janelle Jordan;      grandchildren Michael Colbaugh, Travis Colbaugh, Jake Bohan, Reid Bohan, Reece  Bohan, Victoria Almendarez, Bella Jimenez, Preston Jimenez, Meaghan Perkins, Mallorie Smith, Hailey Procell, Dalton Hudson, Sydney Davis, and Brock Wiman; eight          great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and 1 loyal porch dog Sue.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Pinecrest Baptist Church with Bro. Bryan Baggett officiating and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.


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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this troubling time, may the peace of God be with you and your children and grandchildren.

  2. Johnny, my brother Ron & I spent many great times at the gun shows through the years & at the gun ranges. We bought & sold guns together & that was the sport that bonded our friendship. I also enjoyed deer hunting with Johnny for a number of years. He certainly will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to Joylyn & the entire Smith family.

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