Johnell Vincent Smith

June 10, 2020

Johnell Vincent Smith, 51, of Cantonment, FL, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Mr. Smith was born November 1, 1968, in Pensacola, FL. He owned and operated Smith Services and from 1995-2008 volunteered at the Cantonment Volunteer Fire Department. He was honored to serve as fire chief for a couple of years and received the White Fireman’s helmet.

He was preceded in death by his father, Journei Smith; two brothers, Donell Smith, Joey Smith; father-in-law, James Hobbs, Sr; mother-in-law, Linda Hobbs; and brother-in-law, James Hobbs, Jr.

Surviving is his wife, Lori Smith; son, Dakota Smith; daughter, Trinity Smith; stepchildren, Hunter Kinnard, Amanda Geary, Garrett McGlothren, Autumn Trail; mother, Ethel Smith; sisters, Sharon (Reggie) Thompson, Karen (Reggie) Carper, Marian (John) Shaw; nieces, Heather (Sara) Phelps; nephews, Bradley (Ashley) Thompson, Kyle (Trysha) Thompson, J. J. (Charlsie) Shaw, Ryan Smith, Riley Smith, Ricky Smith; great nephews, Liam Thompson, River Phelps; great niece, Haley Carter.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Jeff Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.


3 Responses to “Johnell Vincent Smith”

  1. patti on June 14th, 2020 8:14 pm

    May he rest in peace, no more pain, just Jesus’ Love. May the family have happy memories, and his love ones know hes in a better place.

  2. joe Utnage on June 12th, 2020 1:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss, I hate that this happened to him, many years ago we volunteered together and were friends.Goodspeed brother.

  3. Former classmate and friend on June 11th, 2020 11:05 pm

    I so hate to hear this. I went to school and church with Johnell, Donell and Marian many years ago and thought so highly of them. They were some of the best people. Praying for his family.

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.