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Thursday, October 14, 2004

John O. Smith, 83, of Dana, died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.

He retired from Superior Coach Sales in Perrysville with 35 years of service. Born Aug. 23, 1921, in Metcalf, Ill., he was the son of the late Walter Smith and Millie Ketchum Smith.

He was a graduate of Metcalf (Ill.) High School and was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant with the military police in France and England.

Memberships include Dana First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, in Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 Maple St., Dana, with the Rev. Ron Riggs officiating. Burial will be in Bono Cemetery in Dana.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Dana First Baptist Church in his memory.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Bernell Craig Smith, whom he married on Oct. 18, 1947; two sons, Rick Smith and his wife, Jean, of Clinton and Brian Smith and his wife, Shelly, of Dana; a daughter, Candy Brown, and her husband, Chris, of Staunton; a brother, Max Smith, of Dana; two sisters, Lema Wetherly of Clinton and Martha Highland of Crawfordsville; four grandchildren, Joy Gilbert, John Robert Smith, Brodie Brown and Bryce Brown; three great-grandchildren, Breann Smith, J.R. Smith and Larry Gilbert; several nieces and nephews.