DeLoss “John” Smith
DeLoss “John” Smith, 92, retired U.S. Navy, passed away on November 8, 2018. He survived his wife, Pat Fanning Smith of West Virginia. Surviving relatives include his nieces Denise Holman and Deanna Peyton, and nephews, Dennis Smith and Kevin Klotz as well as many other nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many good friends.
He was a decorated WWII Navy veteran, a boatswains mate on the LST 959 in the Pacific theater, protecting our country in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He later served with the Corps of Engineers in the CIA.
He was an honorary Mason for over 60 years, earning the 32nd. degree. He was a member of the masons in the Murrells Inlet lodge and his hometown lodge in Galena, Illinois.
He will be interred in his hometown of Galena with his family.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.