July 17, 1956 ~ January 13, 2020

Born in: Anderson, IN
Resided in: Anderson, IN

Johnnie Robert Smith, Age 63 of Anderson, passed away on January 13th, 2020. He was born on July 17th, 1956 to the late Robert F. Smith and Gerarla (Van Dingain) Smith.

Post-graduation from high school, Johnnie worked for meals on wheels in his younger years. After his time there, Johnnie worked as a bartender at Meadowbrook pizza, then for Delco Remy America for several years. Johnnie was always ready to lend a hand for anyone in need. He loved cooking, and especially loved animals. Johnnie had that happy-go-lucky spirit and didn’t know a stranger. He could drum up a conversation with just about anyone. Johnnie was book smart and was one of those people that didn’t have to study throughout school.

Johnnie is survived by his wife of 20+ years Paula Smith; step-son Jason Boots; sister Anna Lemerick (Gary); brother Mike Smith Sr. (Lorry); step-grandson Logan; nephews Mike Smith Jr. (Alisha) and Nathan Smith (Kristy); great-nieces Audrey, Delaney, and Kait; great-nephews Noah and Nik Smith; “adoptive daughter” Bobbie and special friend Ilene. Johnnie was a loving husband, father, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and special aunt from Belgium, Madelynn.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 2-4pm with a funeral service beginning at 4pm at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson. Pastor Tim Glidden will be officiating.

 

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Visitation: January 20, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016


Funeral Service: January 20, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016


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  1. Johnnie was one of my dear friends. We went to school together, camped together, and worked together. He was a great guy, and I’m going to miss him. I hope they have carrot hockey in Heaven.

  2. Johnnie was my dear brother I loved him with all my heart . I will miss him until I meet him again in Heaven. Rest In Peace

  3. My prayers and condolences to you. I worked with Johnnie at Linders On The Pointe1983-1986 for the Meals on Wheels contract. It was Area 6 and Area 3 we delivered to. Those were good times. Pay wasn’t that great but we had some good workers and we all got along. I really loved working with Johhnie. I will always remember him. Again sorry for your loss.

  4. Prayers and condolences to you. I used to work with Johnnie at Linders On The Pointe 1982-1985 when Linders had the Meals On Wheels contract. We delivered for Area 6 and Area 3 at the time. The pay wasn’t that great but everybody got a long working there. I will always remember Johnnie and my time at Linders!

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