John R. Smith

February 6, 1948 — September 28, 2008

Omaha, Nebraska

John Smith, age 60, of Omaha, Nebraska, died peacefully Monday morning, September 28, 2008 at his residence following a lengthy illness. John, the son of Howard Smith and Mary (King) Smith, was born on February 6, 1948 in Portland, Maine. He was the retired Owner and Operator of Smith Auto Repair from 1976 until 2004. John had been a member of the School Board; he was a member of the Pinpoint Country Club; a member of the Ocean View Boat Club and an avid fisherman; a former member of the Uptown Boys Lodge #525.

He truly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf, but his true passion in life was his family. On March 27, 1971 at his wife's home church, John was united in marriage to the former Betty Atkins of Omaha.

Visitation was held on Thursday, September 29, 2008 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the funeral home. A funeral service to celebrate John's life was on Friday, September 30th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Michael Scott officiating. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery.
He is survived by:

Wife of 49 years:
Betty Smith

Daughter:
Lisa Harper of Chicago

2 Sons:
Edward (Pam) Smith of Nebraska
Jerome (Katie) Smith of Nebraska

Sister:
Monica Williams of California

5 Grandchildren

1 Great Grandchild

Many Nieces and Nephews

Members of Pinpoint Country Club will serve as pallbearers.

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Jim Wilson

September 30, 2008

Betty, I'm sorry to hear of John's passing. He and I worked together for years and enjoyed our times on the golf course. John always had a smile on his face. Will miss that.

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