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John Barton Smith, Jr.: Loris

1934 – 2020

     John Barton Smith, Jr. of Loris passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, at his home. He was 86.

     Mr. Smith was born on July 31, 1934 in Troy, New York to the late John Barton Smith, Sr., and the late Margaret Conley Donna. He was the step-son of Artell Donna.

     Mr. Smith served his country with honor, courage, and distinction in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a Cement Plant Technician for 35 years until his retirement.

     Mr. Smith most loved his family, country, the Boston Red Sox, the outdoors, reading, traveling, and was of the Catholic faith.

     Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Smith of the home; son Jeffrey Martin Smith of Myrtle Beach; daughters Laurie Ann Smith (Camp) of Myrtle Beach and Jean Marie O’Rourke and husband Alfred “Lou” O’Rourke, Jr., of Loris; six grandchildren, Melissa Maier and fiancé, Richard Montgomery, Ashley Aburto, Alfred “A.J.” O’Rourke, III, Lurizah Sackett and husband, Dylan, Alisa Smith, and Chenoah O’Rourke and fiancé, Keyth Dewitt; eleven great-grandchildren, Kayla Neidermyer, Justin Ashworth, Ariana Aburto, Landon Ashworth, Johan Aburto, Maya Aburto, Leland Aburto, Silver O’Rourke Dewitt, Landon Ramsey, Nevaeh Sackett, and Aurorah Sackett; a sister, Joan Kelly of New York; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

     Mr. Smith was predeceased by his brothers, Stanton J. Smith, Charles Smith, and Paul Smith; and son-in-law Ryder Camp.

     Family planned to receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Hardwick Funeral Home.

     A Mass of Christian Burial was planned for 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Catholic Church of the Resurrection, interment following at Carter Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 30637, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.

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