John Lynn Smith
John Lynn Smith 52 of Groesbeck passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
John was born in Temple, Texas on October 20, 1965. He spent most of his childhood years growing up in Belton before moving to Groesbeck where he went to high school. He graduated in 1984. John was an avid classic car fan. He rebuilt many cars and trucks. Most say he could fix anything. Even in his last months of not being able to work he took phone calls and gave instructions over the phone to help his co-workers get things fixed. He was a Chevy guy and loved old rock & roll music and blues. He also played the guitar.
John began working at an early age and worked all his life until he became ill. Mostly he worked for Hobbs Bonded Fibers in both the Groesbeck and Waco locations. There he made many friends and was highly looked up to as a very talented, master mechanic. John was a loyal friend to many and was always willing to help anyone he could.
He is survived by his parents Tom and Nelda Smith of Waco; brother and sister in law Scott Smith and wife Lorraine of Groesbeck; brother and sister in law Mark Smith and wife Melissa of Thornton; sister Jean Scott of Kosse; niece Britney Freeman and husband Brad; niece Mandy Smith, nephew Scott Smith Jr. and wife Laura, nephew Mark Smith Jr.; great nephew Haze Smith and great niece Emerson Freeman along with numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life for John will be held on Sunday, September 9th at the Concord RV park community center @ 4855 US-84 Waco, TX 76705 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
John will be greatly missed by his friends and whole family. Donations can be made in John’s memory to the Limestone County Cancer Support Group P.O. Box 107 Mexia, TX 76667.
The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and kindness. A special thank you is extended to the doctors and staff of Providence Hospice.