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John "Johnny" Andrew VanLeer Smith

Published: March 7, 2013 4:00 AM

John was born March 27, 1963 in Youngstown, Ohio. His parents were Claude and Mary Smith. He departed this life and went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2013.

John worked at Sirna & Sons for five years. He was still employed there at the time of his passing.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mary Smith, Brothers: Claude A. "Tony" Smith, Michael A. Smith, Wayne VanLeer, Donald Vanleer.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 17 years, Felecia (Seedan) Smith, his four children by Yvonne Sanders, daughters, Mary Sanders, Theresa Sanders, sons Stephon Sanders and Marlos Sanders; his three children with Felecia, daughter: Jenene Grays, sons: Jermane Grays, JuSean Foster.; Sister, Donna Smith, Cleveland, Ohio. Brother, Douglas Sanders, Ravenna, Ohio. Grandchildren: Ziann & Ziare (twins), Zalynne, Kadence & Ava (twins), Cameron.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 5504 South Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266. Elder James Sanders officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 468 South Prospect St.


(Rhoden Memorial Home, 330-724-1201, RC 3-7-13)

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valions15 Mar 7, 2013 5:49 PM

Johnny, may you rest in peace. I'll never forget the time's we had at Immacualte Conception School when we were young. Miss Dipola (sp) talked you into wearing a gold glittery suit and sing Elvis Presley songs during one of our spring plays! You were a good man Johnny and you'll be missed by a lot of people, I'll surley miss you. R.I.P

Kevin Meagher and family