John V. Smith, 56, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013, at Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. Mr. Smith was born in Jefferson City, Mo., on February 14, 1956, the son of the late Captain Paul and Emily "Mutzie" (Ruediger) Smith. He worked for the U.S. Navy for several years and later for the Nuclear Power Plant as a security guard. He was a former member of the Hermann Eagles. John loved to paint, make wood carvings and fish. John is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Lockhart and husband James, of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Joan Cadorette of Austin, Texas; a brother, Robert Smith and wife Barbara of Chaffee, Mo.; a sister, Paulette Pohlmann and husband James of Bay, Mo., and Kay Smith of Fulton, Mo. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, June Reinholz. Visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, Mo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Darrel Deeker officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Stolpe, Mo. Memorials may be given to Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer or Veterans Administration. C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.