John R. Smith

March 21, 1938May 8, 2018

John R. “Jack” Smith, 80, of Davenport, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, 1228 30th Street Rock Island, Illinois. Online condolences may be expressed at John was born on March 21, 1938 in Rock Island, Illinois, a son of Emmett and Inest Smith. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Osborne in 1967 in Bettendorf, Iowa. She passed away in 1981. He worked for Floor Crafters for many years. John was a wonderful, friendly guy, “once you met him, you liked him”. He loved to do yard work and spend time outdoors. He was an avid golfer and he enjoyed fast cars. He is survived by his daughter, Renee Smith, Columbia, MO, and special friends Gordon and Karen Guffey. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers Patrick and Joseph, and three sisters Margie, Joy, and Rosemary.


  • Emmett Smith, Father
  • Inest Smith, Mother
  • JoAnn (Osborne) Smith, Wife
  • Renee Smith, Daughter
  • Gordon Guffey, Special Friend
  • Karen Guffey, Special Friend


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 19, 2018

John R. Smith

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Jenny Crowley

May 13, 2018

Renee, I am so sorry of the passing of your Dad. He was such a kind person. I know it was hard on you losing your Mom at such a young age. And he did the best he knew how to raise you through your teens and into adulthood. I have fond memories of reading books to you when I would babysit. I wish you comfort in knowing your parents will always be with you in spirit. Take care. Sincerely, Jenny (Gannon) Crowley