Mount Vernon News
  • John A. Smith

  • November 17, 2010

FREDERICKTOWN — John A. Smith, 72, of Fredericktown, died Nov. 13, 2010, at his residence.

He was born June 1, 1938, in Nankin, Ohio, to the late Ira Cliffton and Martha (Marlow) Smith. John’s favorite pastime was playing softball. He was currently playing in the over 60 league for the Plaza Barber Shop team.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Janet M. (Pelton) Smith; his son, Richard Smith of North Carolina; two daughters, Cindy (Douglas) Hirtz of Michigan and Jonna Smith of Fredericktown; a sister, Alice Dean of Ashland; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A brother, Tom Smith, and a sister, Susan Steele, preceded John in death.

Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a memorial service will start at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Havens officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To express a condolence or share a memory with the Smith family, please visit the funeral home’s website at

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