John Maddox Smith


John Maddox Smith

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 11 Apr 2003 (aged 68)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Plot 3rd row from the top, 1st column
Memorial ID 63238529 View Source


JOHN MADDOX SMITH, 68, of Fort Smith, passed away Friday, April 11, 2003, in Houston, Texas. He was born October 23, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut in 1953 and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1957 where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He joined the family business of Smith Chevrolet Cadillac Mitsubishi in 1957, where he later became the owner. John was an avid skeet shooter, winning numerous honors and achievements, including All-American status and a World Senior Championship in 2001. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith. He was a director of the First Naional Bank of Fort Smith and the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club. He was a board member of Harbor House and the UAFS Foundation Board. He was a past trustee of Sparks Regional Medical Center and a past president of the Fort Smith Town Club.

Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

He is survived by a son, John M. Smith Jr. and his wife, Jorgette, of Fort Smith; a stepson, Jimmy Stephens of Clarksville; a stepdaughter, Carrie LaNoce of Delray Beach, FL; and a brother, Dr. Mose Smith III of Dallas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 No. 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901; Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club, 4905 North "O" Street, Fort Smith, AR 72904; or a charity of the donor's choice.

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  • Created by: Rachel
  • Added: 22 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 63238529
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