John Ralph Smith Jr. of House Springs passed away on Sunday at the age of 47. He was a truck driver , was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeSoto. He was also a member of the Amvets Post 42 – Herculaneum. and Amvets riders. He helped other vets by doing fundraisers and special events, was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding with all his friends, camping, fishing, boating, and spending time wih family. John honorably served in the US Army.
John Ralph Smith Jr. was survived by his mother Donna Kaye Smith of Festus; son Joshua Smith; daughters Taylor, Nicole, Sarah, and Julie; twin brother Jerry Smith; and companion Lisa Thiess of High Ridge.
Service for John Ralph Smith Jr. will be held at the Friday at 10 am at the Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation will be held at the Thursday Afternoon from 4-8 at the Mahn Twin City Chapel.
Memorials can be made in John Ralph Smith Jr.’s name to the Amvets Post 42, on 690 Joachim Ave in Herculaneum.