\nJohn G. Smith Jr. \n\nPass away on August 26, 2023 at his home in West Valley City, Utah. \n\nJohn was born on November 5, 1946 in Miami, Florida. He is the son of John G. Smith and Geneva Tuner. \n\nJohn got his college associate degree in Applied Science in 1979 from Hamilton College in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam and received three Bronze Stars for his service, national service defense medal, good conduct medal Vietnam service, and Vietnam republic companion medal. He loved working at the forest service taking care of hiking trails. \n\nJohn married Carla A. Smith in the Jordan River Temple. \n\nJohn enjoyed being a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and going fishing which he would go with anybody at the drop of a hat. \n\nJohn was preceded in death by Wife Carla A. Smith, his parents, brother Larry, and his Aunt Nita Holst. \n\nSurvived by nephew Nathan Jensen (wife Kim), niece Katie Sells (husband Grayson), nephew Jason Chandler (wife DeLana), sister Lounette (Bruce) Nielsen and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. \n\nA viewing will be held Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah.\n\nFuneral services are Friday, September 1, 2023 at 11:00 am with a viewing prior from 10:00 - 10:45 am, at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah.\n\nInterment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy Utah. \n\nSpecial thanks to the many people from the VA Hospital, Harmony Home Health & Hospice. Also special thanks to Gloria, Sarah, and Frank Rendon, for all the wonderful care they provided John. \n\nIn lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice. John’s charities were Primary Children’s, Utah Food Bank, and St Jude’s Hospital.