John O. Smith peacefully departed this life and begun his journey of everlasting peace, tranquility and eternal rest on May 22, 2020 in Leonardtown, MD. Affectionately known as “J.O.” the One and Only as he often introduced himself; was a very loving family man. John was born on September 17, 1925 to the late Otho Oham and Lillian Christine Smith of Valley Lee, MD.
John accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was a lifetime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church of Lexington Park, MD where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Usher and in addition, a member of the Knights of
Columbus. John was educated through the St. Mary’s County Public school system attending Jarboesville Elementary and the Cardinal Gibbons Catholic School in Ridge, MD and completed the 12th grade. As a student, John drove the school bus
for his fellow students and classmates at the young age of sixteen. John was drafted into the United States Army and served in World War II.
The family would like to thank everyone for their many loving prayers and comforting words during our time of bereavement. Family would like to request in lieu of flowers, please send words of encouragement or cards to Doris Smith | PO Box 295,
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Doris, please accept my deepest condolences. John was always a gentleman to everyone. I strong, kind man; a soldier; a great "Knight of Columbus." He will be missed. John, please say a prayer for us! Jim & Maureen
The family of Jeremiah and Mary F Mason extend our love and prayers to Cousin John Smith”s family. We have many fond memories of Cousin John. He will be remembered for his love and kindness toward others. We hold all of you in our hearts
Mary Lillian and Mark Jones Sr
My thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family. I wish there were words that could ease the pain during a difficult time as this. God Bless