John Smith

Hodges - John Robert Smith, 98, of Due West Road, widower of Sarah Louise Hill Smith, died Monday, March 22, 2021 at Morningside of Greenwood.

Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Will and Ola Nabors Smith. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, World War II.

Surviving are his son-in-law, Jerry Ray Smith of Hodges, two brothers, George and Buck Smith both of Hodges, and a grandson, John (Bob) Abrams of Hodges. He was predeceased by an infant son, John William Smith, a daughter, Barbara “Bootsie” Smith, six brothers, Ray, Earl, Andy, Charlie, James and Frank Smith, and two sisters, Nan McDonald and Emma Lee Hill.

Graveside services will be held at 3 PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Charles Robertson officiating.

The family is at their respective homes. The family would like to express their thanks and gratefulness for the kind care of The Morningside staff and to Judy Reynolds. In Lieu of flowers memorials should be made to The Samaritans Purse, Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be made at

Service Details

  • Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Time: 3 PM
  • Place: Graveside
  • Cemetery: Greenwood Memorial Gardens
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