John Smith

Obituary of John Richard Smith

John Richard Smith, 68, of Mayodan, NC passed away Monday June 29, 2020.


Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 3:00PM Friday July 10, 2020 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Pastor Mike Little officiating.


A native of Arlington, VA, John was the husband of 45 years to Joan Smith and the son of the late James Roy Smith and Jane Mostowski Smith. John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War as a Security Police Dog Handler.


Survivors include his wife, Joan of the home; daughters, Jennifer Gowl and husband, Adam of Mebane, NC, and Jessica Smith of Kernersville, NC; grandson, Joshua Gowl; sister, Sandra Shepherd and husband, Glenn of Graham, NC; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Bradley Smith.


Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association at


Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Friday, July 10, 2020
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service
213 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
(336) 904-1053
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