Sgt. Maj. John P. "Pat" Smith, 68

March 24, 2009

JULY 30, 1940-MARCH 20, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sgt. Maj. John P. "Pat" Smith, 68, of 1102 N. Third St., Martinsburg, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at City Hospital.

Born July 30, 1940, in Parkersburg, Va., he was the son of the late John H. Smith.

He was a Vietnam veteran, retiring after 30 years in the U.S. Army.

He was a security guard at Berkeley County Judicial Center.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janet Whipkey Smith; three daughters, Melissa Karahalios, Jennifer Dundus and Mary E. Smith of Martinsburg; two sisters, Elizabeth Cantwell and Marilyn Fugate; one brother, Michael Smith; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one son, John P. Smith II; and one granddaughter.

At his request, his remains were cremated. The memorial service will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle Inc., 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg WV 25403.

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