Johnnie Earl Smithee, 59, was born on October 18, 1959 in Oklahoma City, OK and passed from this life on January 6, 2019 in Tulsa, OK.

He is survived by Son: Jon Dee Smithee & Wife, Tiffany; Daughter, Beth Ann Smithee; Grandchildren: Natalee DeShae Pak & Husband, Nicholas, Loralye Elizabeth Janie Smithee, Nicholas Justice Sneed, Payden Robert Sneed, Hailey Lilly Michelle Sneed, Lakeley Elizabeth Sneed; Great Grandson: Noah Lincoln Pak; Sister: Sharon Keplinger & Husband, Tony; Nieces & Nephews: Jewell Hardee, Randy Hardee, Melissa Samples, Karmon Dyches, Kacy Samples, Brittany DeMauro, Kodi Nelson, Kori Fabian; Sister-in-law: Lelee Samples, Pamela Lessley; Long-time Friend: John Story; and a host of loving relatives & friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dee & Ann Smithee, his birth mother, Janie Edwards, his brothers, David & Wayne Samples; and his niece, Cherie Scott.

John was in the construction field and a roofer. He attended Sapulpa Public Schools.

Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home – Westwood Chapel

Services: 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13th, 2019, at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home – Westwood Chapel

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Under the loving direction of Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home – Westwood Chapel, 4424 S. 33rd W. Avenue, Tulsa, OK 918-446-0010