J.D. Smith III

Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SEDLEY—John Daniel “J.D.” Smith III, 51, passed away on March 16, 2015.

J.D. was born in Fredericksburg, and was a 1981 graduate of Franklin High School.

He was a member of Hunterdale Christian Church, and a longtime papermaker on No. 1 paper machine at Union Camp/International Paper.

He was an avid NC State football and basketball fan, and enjoyed fishing and history.

He was predeceased by his father, John D. Smith Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Eustace Smith of Franklin; his son, John Daniel Smith IV of Yorktown; his sister, Dr. Kathy Smith and her fiancé, Mike Rhoades, of Wilmington, North Carolina; and his former wife, Yvette F. Smith of Boykins.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. David A. Pouchot and the Rev. Greg Kitts officiating.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and suggests memorial donations be made to the Sedley Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 86, Sedley, VA 23878.