November 4, 1943 - August 26, 2021
John A. Smith, 77, of rural Tippecanoe, Indiana passed at 3:35 pm, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Indiana due to complications of respiratory disease. John was born on Nov. 4, 1943 in Rochester, Indiana to John F. and Fannie (McClain) Smith. He married in 1966 in the Walnut Church of the Brethren of Argos, Indiana to Marsha D. McDowell, she survives. He was a 1961 graduate of Tippecanoe High School. John retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons of Warsaw in 1998, where he worked in the Solvent Recovery Dept. Prior to Donnelley’s he worked in the RV industry. John lived most of his life in the Tippecanoe area. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Marshall County Bass Masters and enjoyed participating in bass tournaments in the area. He was a big Purdue Boilermaker fan. He was survived by his wife Marsha Smith of Tippecanoe; sons John A. Smith of West Lafayette, Bart D. and wife Elisa Smith of Lisle, Ill., and Eric M. Smith of Tippecanoe; 5 grandsons Cameron, Levi, Logan, Caleb, and Luke all of the Lafayette area; sisters Patricia and husband Jim Hensley of Tippecanoe and Joyce Roe of Warsaw; brother-in-laws Michael and wife Donna McDowell of Elizabethton, Tenn. and Richard McDowell of Rochester; many nieces and nephews; and former daughter-in-law Jacqueline Smith of West Lafayette. John was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Barbara Harrell and Thelma Cress. Due to COVID-19 concerns, a private graveside service will take place at a later date. The interment will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery Argos, Indiana with Pastor Bob Rice officiating. The arrangements have been entrusted to King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Tippecanoe Improvement Association or the Tippecanoe Fire Department.
John A. Smith, 77, of rural Tippecanoe, Indiana passed at 3:35 pm, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Indiana due to complications of respiratory disease. John was born on Nov. 4, 1943 in Rochester, Indiana... View Obituary & Service Information
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