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John Smith Jr.,   Age 72
Visitation Date/Time: Private Visitation at 10:00 AM
Funeral Time: 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 15, 2024
Funeral Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul

John Smith Jr., 72

St. Cloud

June 18, 1951 – April 3, 2024


John Smith Jr., age 72, of St Cloud, MN passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2024 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul. All guests are welcome to the reception with lunch to follow. 


John Smith Jr. was born on June 18, 1951 in Perry, Georgia to RoyLee and Gracie Mae (Stripling) Smith. 


John worked in the construction trades for many years before getting hurt and becoming disabled. 


John is survived by his children Bruce (Jackie) Foster of Bonaire, GA, Brian (Patricia) Foster of Cordell, GA, Jeannine Klugman (Issac Young) of Minneapolis, MN, Tammy (Timothy Hampton) Close-Hampton of Kansas City, MO, Starr Sage (Alvin Johnson) of Bloomington, MN, Abbie Close-Chalupnik of Las Vegas, NV, Alycia (Miguel) Lopez of Roseville, MN, John Lehman of Minneapolis, MN, Johnathan Woolcock (Lacey Koliha) of Crystal, MN; siblings, Margurit (Truman) Duhart of Warner Robins, GA, LeRoy (Wilhemina) Smith of Hephzibah, GA, Ricky (Detrice) Smith; Rita Faye (James) Walker of Unadilla, GA, Tammy (Freddie) Fluellen of Unadilla, GA; half-brother, Anthony Brown of Hawkinsville, GA; 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Fannie Minor.

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