John was born on August 3, 1936 to Freddie and Arement Smith. He worked as a Salesperson for Sears for 34 years and most recently was a driver for Limousines Limited.
Survivors include his companion Shirley Dartez, son Daren James Smith of Duson; brother Michael James Smith and his wife Katie Marie of Lafayette; grandchildren Quenton, Dustin and Bryson Smith, Brandy and Jasmine Boudreaux, and Nicole Howse; and great-grandchildren Alexis and Emma Howse, Madison and Dillon Dupuis, Kourtnee Patton, Lyla Smith, and Christian Hill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Smith, his parents Arement and Freddie Smith, one daughter, Debra Boudreaux, and one son, Blake Allen Smith.
Pallbearers for his services will be Brannon Smith, Dustin Smith, Rudy Dupuis, Butch Boudreaux, Quenton Smith, and Dillon Dupuis. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryson Smith, Daren Smith and Michael Smith.
The family requests that visitation will be held at Walters Funeral Home Friday, November 26, 2010, from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, and resume Saturday, November 27 at 8:00 am until time of services. A rosary will be prayed at Walters Funeral Home Friday evening at 7:00 pm, led by Nelson Schexnayder.
Walters Funeral Home, 2424 North University Ave., Lafayette LA (337) 706-8941 is in charge of arrangements.