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In Memoriam


BRO. John Robert Smith


John Robert Smith,  76, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at the Masonic Home of Louisville.

He was a member of the Masonic Robinson Lodge #266, Scottish Rite and Louisville Kosair/ Bullitt County Shrine Club. He was a past president of the Bullitt County Shrine Club and a past Commodore of the Kosair Boat Club.

He was a partner in Smith & Pierson Communications in Bullitt County until moving to Lexington in the late 1970s. After 15 years, he retired from the Lexington GTE Telephone Company and returned to Louisville, where he was employed at Fort Knox in telecommunications until 2006.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Joyce Nadine Moore; three loving sons, John Nathan (Brenda), David Russell "Rusty" (Donna) and Carl Edward (Kathy), who gave him six beautiful grandchildren, Kimberly, Chad, Stephanie, Casey (Damon), Kyle and Jackie (Kyle); three great-grandchildren, Jazlyn, William and Grant; two brothers, Harold (Elizabeth) and Richard (Joyce) Smith; three stepgrandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild.

The funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Funeral Home. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, with a Masonic ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Masonic Home of Louisville.

Published in The Courier-Journal on 9/24/2009