Jon Mitchell Smith, 54, of Cherokee, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 following a two-year battle with cancer. He was among his loving family.
Jon was the son of the late Jack C. Smith and the late step-father Franklin L. Rich and mother Mary Anne (Crowe) Rich of Cherokee. Jon was a landscaper and a cook who loved his children and family.
Jon leaves behind children, Delilah Smith of Sylva, Damon Smith of Jacksonville, Fla. and Destiny Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Robin Lambert, Greg Smith and Richard Smith; sisters, Julie Anne Smith and Crystal Rich; one aunt, Martha Sherrill, all of Cherokee.
Along with his father and step father, Jon was preceded in death by his loving spouse, Monica Singer.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chapel of Long House Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow the visitation on Friday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Merritt Youngdeer officiating. An immediate burial will follow the funeral service in the Katie Jessan Cemetery along Lambert Branch with pall bearers being Richard Smith, Kyle Smith, Greg Smith, Damon Smith, Jon Smith and Robin Lambert.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family in the final arrangements.