John C. Smoyer

October 7, 1933 - April 14, 2023

10/07/1933 - 04/14/2023

John C. Smoyer, born October 7, 1933 in Ashville, NC passed away April 14, 2023.

John is preceded in death by his father; John H. Smoyer, mother; Bess C. Reynolds, and his sister Jean Smoyer.

John served proudly in the US Army retiring as Master Sergeant. During his time, he served for three years with NATO in Italy and served two tours in Vietnam from 1968-1970. John was awarded the Bronze Star and two Oak Leaf Clusters.

John is survived by his daughter, Jean Bauman and son-in-law Bobby Van Brunt of Surf City, NC; Cousin Joe Napier of Germanton, NC; Grandchildren Chris, Rickey, and Ashley of California, Matt of Toronto Canada, four great grandchildren, and his devoted caregiver Linda Van Dam of Newport News.

Memorial Services will be held in Pinnacle, NC on October 7, 2023.

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Beth Linkous Coulson
1 month ago

Many years ago, John was a dear friend. My husband and I owned a restaurant in Yorktown called the Cannonball
He used to come there. Plus, before I got married, he rented a house to my friend, Nancy and I. That was when he ran the York drive in theater, and then Cinema City.
He was always a pleasure to be around. RIP dear friend

Melodye Dobyns
1 month ago

Prayers to you and your family about Johns passing. I worked with him at the Geico office on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Im the one that was at the front desk. Its been many years but wanted you to know that John was very special to us there. I work at the Geico office in Hampton now at Coliseum Crossing. Sending many hugs and prayers but know John is at Peace now. 💝🙏

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John C. Smoyer, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, John C. Smoyer, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †