Johnny J. Smith "Ribs", 69, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2019. He was retired from VDOT and enjoyed his life in Lewisetta.
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He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Packett Smith, and his parents, Frank and Bernice Smith and his two brothers, Larry and Edward Smith.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty Blick (Van), two grandsons, Kenny Beauchamp II and Mason Blick, his sister, Shirley Jenkins, many cousins, nieces and nephews, his special friends in Lewisetta and all around the Northern Neck, and his constant companion, his dog Rufus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Melrose United Methodist Church with interment following in the church cemetery. Reverend Kathy Gochenour will be presiding over the funeral service and the pall bearers will be Larry Jenkins, Jr., Bryan Jenkins, Joe Thrift, Kenny Beauchamp Sr., Morgan Jenkins and R.J. MacDonald. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 pm to 2 pm. for visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Melrose United Methodist Church at PO Box 150, Lottsburg, VA 22511.