Halteman Fett & Dyer Funeral Home

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John L Smith

May 23, 1947March 19, 2020

John Lewis Smith, 72 of Lancaster passed away on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at the Fairfield Medical Center. John was born in Williamsport, Ohio on May 23rd, 1947 to Robert M. and Jewella (Atwood) Smith. He was a longtime boilermaker at Caraustar Mill Group in Baltimore, Ohio and worked part time for many years as a school bus driver for Lancaster City Schools. John loved to play golf and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially with the apple of his eye, his grandson, Cameron. John is survived by his loving wife of 53 (almost 54 years), Jean Smith; daughter, Shelly Uhl; grandson, Cameron Christopher Uhl; brothers, James L. Smith, William M. Smith and Ronald L. Smith; sisters, Erma Smith, Judi Smith, Joann Smith, and Debra Smith; as well as lots of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded death by his parents; son, Jeffery Lee Smith; son-in-law, Chris Uhl; sister, Linda Anderson; brother, Leroy Smith; nephew, Todd B. Smith, niece, Lisa R. Smith and great niece, Jessica Anderson. Per John’s wishes, Dignity Cremation is to take place through the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME.


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Linda Amos

March 25, 2020

Met John in junior high when Williamsport school and Atlanta school joined. John could laugh so much, always had a kind word. John will be missed so much.

Mark sells

March 25, 2020

My uncle John was like a father to me growing up. He taught me all the ins and outs of sports. My favorite memories was waiting on uncle John to arrive at Grandma and Grandpa house so we could play whiffle ball. We would spend hours playing whiffle ball and we were both very competitive. Most of all uncle John had one heck of a curve ball, and I can still here is laugh when he would strike me out with that damn thing. I finally talked him into showing me how to throw it. I also enjoyed playing golf with him as well. Love you uncle John!!
Rest in Peace
Miss you. Love your nephew Mark

June Whitehead

March 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss . I have so many good memories of fun times with the Smith family. Praying for God to comfort you . 🙏🙏

Alice Gibson

March 24, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was always a nice, kind guy with a great laugh.