John Leith Smith

5 August, 192823 July, 2021

John Leith Smith, 92, was born on August 5, 1928 in Montgomery, AL to the late Furman and Johnnie Smith. He was called to his heavenly home on July 23, 2021 in Mobile, AL to join with his wife, Mary G. Smith and his brothers and sisters; Forrest Smith, Lee Smith, Hoyt Smith, Calvin Smith, Mary Lou Griffin and Betty Christian.

John served his nation in the Army Air Corp. He was a faithful member of Airport Blvd. Baptist Church. He loved to garden and could root any plant. He entertained people with his stories and never met a stranger.

Left to cherish his memories will be his daughter Lana Dykes and her husband Daniel, grandchildren; John Dykes, Beth Edwards and her husband Patrick and great-grandchildren; Mia Edwards and Abby Edwards, along with nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff and nurses of the north wing of Saads Hospice for their compassion and care.

Visitation will be held at Airport Blvd. Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until service time of 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Airport Blvd. Baptist Church, 6301 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 27 July , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 27 July , 2021


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Danny and Lea Griffin

25 July 2021

Lea and I extend our deep sympathies to you and your family during this most difficult time.
Uncle John was a great influence in our family, always cheerful and glad to see us.
Sharing a story and a cup of coffee with Uncle John was always enjoyable and time well spent.

Donna Hughes

24 July 2021

Many precious memories of Uncle John. He was a rock in our family. Such a rich history and legacy he leaves us, we are the better for having known Uncle John and are proud to be counted among his family and honored he was our friend. Heaven is brighter and we are so grateful to have had his light shine for the time God granted us with him.
Donna and Ralph Hughes