John Lester Smith

May 28, 1948April 1, 2018

John Lester Smith, 69, of Ormond Beach passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Florida Memorial Hospital. John was born in Baltimore MD son of Lester and Gladys Smith. He honorably served as a the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. After he was discharged in 1972 John joined the Department of Defense where he worked as a Police Officer until his retirement. His hobbies included jumping out of airplanes, bowling and golf. In addition he loved to travel and took many cruses. His last one was to Alaska and that completed his journey with his wife; stepping foot in all 50 states. He also enjoyed camping and raising miniature Schnauzers. He was predeceased by his wife Anita who passed in January, his son John L Smith Jr. and his brother George Struck. He is survived by his brother-in-law, William Arthur Orange and his wife Wanda and a host of friends. A Celebration of John’s Life will be 11:00 am Monday, April16, 2018 at Tomoka United Methodist Church 1000 Old Tomoka Road Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Condolences may be shared with the family at In lieu of Flowers donations may be made in his memory to the church.


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 16, 2018

John Lester Smith

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Bob & Shelby Mills

April 16, 2018

We regret that John Smith (and Anita) have left this earth. This world has lost two good people, and they will be missed by many. If my memory is correct, John served in the 82nd Airborne when he was in the Army, and occasionally attended the meetings of the Greater Daytona Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association. I seem to recall that he was also a member of VFW 3282. We knew him and Anita through the Maryland Club where they were very active members. May God comfort this family.