John T. Smith, 91, of Philpot, passed away October 20, 2020, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born October 26, 1928, in Ohio County, to the late James F. and Flora Ella Smith. John retired from Fields Packing Company after 26 years of service and was a vendor and manager of the Farmers Market for 30 years. He was a proud Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. John was a devoted member of Owensboro Church of Christ for over 50 years. In his free time, you could usually find him gardening from sunup until sundown. He loved farming and his family.
Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his sisters, Molene Rowan, Dorothy Foster, and Bonnie Hall Moseley.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Doris F. Smith; his daughters, Patricia (David) Alsip, of Philpot, and Sheila (Mike) Hines, of Magnolia, KY; his grandchildren, John David (Mary) Alsip, Joshua (Natalie) Alsip, Logan (Kate) Hines, and Grayland Hines; his great-grandchildren, Shaylene (Brian) Swihart, Logan (Haley) Eitel, Dalton Alsip, Ava Hines, Amelia Hines, and Vaughn Hines; his great great-grandchildren, Aiden, Beckham, and Clio Eitel and Clara Swihart; his sister, Wanda Smith; his brothers, James Smith, Darrel Smith, and William "Dwight" Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service with limited attendance will be Saturday October 24th at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3pm until 7pm Friday and from 9:30am until 11:30am Saturday at the funeral home.
All who attend the visitation and service for Mr. Smith shall be within current health and safety directives. Visitors shall wear personal protective masks and enter the doors on the Breckenridge Street side of the building near the flagpole.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Owensboro Church of Christ, 3300 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303; or to the Alzheimer's Association: Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suit 401, Louisville, KY 40205.