John Alexander Smith

John Alexander Smith

John Smith, 87, of Richland Center died Monday, September 17, 2012 at Schmitt Woodland Hills. He was born August 10, 1925 in Rockbridge the son of Charles and Iola (Peckham) Smith. On May 15, 1954 John married Doris Miller. He was a Captain of the Ithaca High School basketball team. John worked as a Carnation Milk Tester for 22 years. John ran Smith’s Men Store for 25 years in Richland Center. After retirement John raised Dahlias and he and Doris spent the winters in Arizona with family and friends. He was a member of the Lions Club.

John is survived by wife of 58 years, Doris, 4 children, John Smith, Jr. of Richland County, Heidi Smith of Atlanta, James Smith of Richland County, Gregory Smith of Oregon, WI, 4 grandchildren, Angela and Shannon Smith and Katie and Eric Meyer, sister, Virginia Johnson of Palm Desert, CA, many other relatives, and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Iola Smith, and eight brothers and sisters.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel at 11:00 AM. Friends may call at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM and again on Friday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service of Richland Center is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at