John Allen Smith

April 1, 1944 - June 14, 2018
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John Allen Smith, 74, of Irving TX passed away peacefully in his home on June 14, 2018, surrounded by friends and loved ones. John was born in Wichita, KS to Donald P and Margaret Smith, and spent most his childhood and early adult life in Houston, TX. He was a graduate of the University of Houston in 1971 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega. John married his wife, Michelle, in 1967, and worked within the oil and gas industry. After settling in Irving, they raised their daughter, Jennifer, attended South MacArthur Church of Christ, and after several years of research/ development work in semiconductors and heating/cooling technology, John retired in 2012. A loving husband and father, John is survived by Michelle, Jenny, and many other friends who adored his sense of humor and generous spirit. A service to honor his memory will be held on Saturday, June 30th at 4pm at Christ Church, Irving (1750 E. Airport Fwy, Irving TX 75062). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation to the America Kidney Fund be made in John's name, as their generosity allowed our family to afford medical care during his years of illness. The family would like to thank Pathways hospice, UT Southwestern Cardiac team doctors, nurses, and social workers, as well as Dr. Chemmalakuzhy, Christ Church family, and friends of Jenny.

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Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm

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Larry Sample
Sugar Land, TX
So sorry to hear your dad passed away.  He was such a friend and playmate to me growing up on Gale street.  What fond memories I have.  As neighboring kids, we spent many hours playing together.  His mother and father were great people.  Loved to ride in his dads 56 Chevy! I think he and I were both scared of grandma.  She had quite a personality!

I send you my condolences and pray that in time you will heal from your loss.
Lynne Lankford
Sugar Land, TX
Sad to read of the passing of John. You and Jennifer are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Cousins--Terry Rae and I both send our love,
Billie Benton
Carrollton, TX
So sad to hear the passing of Mr. Smith.  I worked with John at Lennox several years ago.  We worked in completely different departments but one year I was assigned to help him out with a project he was working on.  I really got to know John at that time and we worked together quite well.  I learned so much useful information that I still use to this day from our time together.  John was extremely passionate about his work and that really rubbed off on me.  All of us at Lennox miss John and we look forward to all seeing him again someday.  God bless his family during this difficult time.
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