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John Robert Smithwick, 20, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Houston, Texas.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church with Father John Guzaldo officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors and rosary recited at 5 p.m.
John was born Sept. 6, 1991, to Danny and Maria Lourdes Garcia Smithwick in Houston, Texas. He was a resident of Waco and graduated from A.J. Moore Academy in 2011.
John was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Ramon Smithwick; and grandfather, Ramon Garcia.
Survivors include his parents, Danny and Maria Lourdes Smithwick; brother, James Smithwick; grandparents, Guadalupe Garcia and Albert Smithwick and wife Celia; uncles, John Garcia and wife Irene and John Smithwick and wife Cecilia; and aunts Grace Zarraga and husband Baltazar, Rosie Garcia, Marissa Soliz and husband Robert, Isabel Smithwick, Rose Dominguez and husband Ruben, Alice Smithwick and Linda Smithwick.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or become an organ donor.
Condolences may be offered at connally-compton.com