John Earle Smith, 66, of 137 Arbor Road, Jonesville, SC passed Thursday morning, March 14, 2019 in Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. A native of Union, SC, he was the husband of Joyce Spears Smith of Spartanburg, SC and son of the late Jesse Smith and Ruth Porter Smith. He was a former employee of Ray Walker Trucking Company, a graduate of Jonesville High School, and a US Army Veteran. He was a member and a past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #644. He was a retired SGT with the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) after more than twenty-five years of continuous service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by ten siblings, Tom Smith, Perry Smith, Wallace Smith, Roosevelt Smith, Ethan Smith, Andrew Smith, Lewis Smith, Bernisteen Smith, William Smith and Florence Smith. Survivors in addition to his wife, include one son, Jonathan (Matisha) Smith of Jonesville, SC; one daughter, Jocelyn Ruth Smith of Spartanburg, SC; six grandchildren, Ariana Perrin, Xavier Hill, Jonathan Smith, Jr., Landon Smith, T. J. Hill, and Donte’ Kelly; two brothers, Allen Smith of Kannapolis, NC and Robert Lee (Vivian) Smith of Jonesville, SC; one sister, Myrtle Smith Jones of Camden, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Community Mortuary Chapel, 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC. Graveside services with full honors will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at M J “Dolly” Cooper Veteran Cemetery in Anderson, SC. The family will receive friends at the home and at 1120 Patch Drive, Spartanburg, SC. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary 102 Marion Avenue Spartanburg, SC.