Jon Gordon Smith, 86, of Mount Jackson, Va., passed away Nov. 19, 2022, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. He was born July 24, 1936, the son of the late David Milton and Zula Gordon Smith.

Jon attended Orebaugh Grade School, Timberville High School, and graduated from Broadway High School in 1953. He attended Bridgewater College. He graduated from Dunsmore Business College and Weaver Airline Personnel School in Kansas City, Mo. He served in the United States Air Force.

He accepted a job with Delta Airlines in Washington, D.C. as a reservation agent. He was a ticket agent at Dulles Airport when they opened in 1962. He worked at Washington National Airport. He left Delta in 1978 and owned and operated Smith’s Home Improvement Company in Northern Va. He moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1988.

Jon was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s County Line United Church of Christ. He was a member of the Hassler Sutphan American Legion No. 0166 of New Market and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 979 of Mount Jackson. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, cook-outs, and blue grass music.

Surviving are two sons, Steven Smith (Melissa) of Odessa, Fla., and Robert Smith of Lutz, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jarrett, Kyle, Meredith, and Cody, all living in Florida; three sisters, Mary Andes, Sandra Summers, and Katy McGuffee; and a number of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his ex-wife, Joan; and four brothers-in-law, Ervin Silvious, John McGuffee, Nelson Andes, and Roger Summers.

A service will be held at a later date. Per his request, his body was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1126, Timberville, VA 22853.

Arrangements are entrusted to Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

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