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Obituaries

Obituaries

John Francis Smith 1929 - 2008 San Antonia

Memorial services for John Francis Smith, 78, San Antonio, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Air Force Village II chapel in San Antonio. Burial will be in Fort Sam Houston.Mr. Smith died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Health Care Center at Air Force Village II.He was born July 6, 1929, in Three Rivers, Mich. He lived in Texas, Wyoming, Alaska, Florida, Alabama, Kansas and Illinois.Mr. Smith retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force in 1974 and served a tour in Vietnam. He was a teacher and administrator in southern Michigan.He married Bonnie Marie Smith in 1950. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, William A. "Sam" and wife Teri, Lawrence; two daughters, Mary llene Zielinski and husband Richard, Athens, Ohio, and Denise Annette Smerchek, Overland Park; a brother, Patrick B. Dailey and wife Norma Jean, Three Rivers; a sister, Kathleen Dailey, West Virginia; a stepbrother, Emory Dailey, Three Rivers; a stepsister, Mary Wahl, Three Rivers; and many grandchildren.Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Mary Dailey; his stepfather, John Dailey; and four stepbrothers, Jack, Dean, Keith and Robert Dailey.The family suggests memorials to Freedom House at Air Force Village II, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78245. Porter Loring Mortuary in San Antonio is in charge of arrangements.