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John Christopher “Chris” Smith

January 10, 1973 - July 24, 2021

John Christopher “Chris” Smith, age 48, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on January 10, 1973, he was the son of John Calvin Smith and the late Mary H. (Kuhar) Smith. Chris worked as a customer service representative for AAA- Newark.

Chris’s greatest joy in life is his daughter Marissa. Chris was an avid movie buff, especially the Star Wars Saga. He enjoyed playing pool and poker, particularly Texas Hold’em. Chris was a huge Phillies and Eagles Fan. He could always be found listening to music, especially Motown and Elvis.

Chris is survived by his daughter, Marissa D. Smith of Newark; father, John Calvin Smith of Townsend; sisters, Tammy Beal (Jeff) of Middletown and Dee Bowers (Bobby) of Townsend; step-daughter, Elizabeth Graham of Newark; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12 noon. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris’s memory to atTAck Addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE, 19701, or online by clicking here.


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12 Condolences for John Christopher “Chris” Smith

  • My deepest condolences to Melissa and the family of Chris (John, Tammy (Jeff), Dee (Bobby). You will be missed.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with entire The Smith Family

  • Chris may you RIP! I will remember the great times we had!!

    Condolences to your family!!!

  • I feel like Chris is one of my own . Loved him that much.

  • Our deepest condolences to John and all the Smith family. You are all in our prayers.

  • So sorry to hear this , prayers coming your way. If you need anything let us know.
    The Recker Family

  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the family.

  • Sending condolences as a former classmate at Glasgow. Sending Prayers to the family during such a difficult time.

  • This came as such a tragic shock. I will remember Chris’ sarcastic sense of humor. I hope that his family find comfort in the memories they have and the blessing of being part of his life.

  • Uncle Calvin, Tammy, See, I am so stunned and sorry that Chris is gone I know he’s in Heaven with Aunt Mary and I wish you all prayers, love and the ability to get through this terrible unexpected loss. Chris was cool, we could always have a conversation about anything, anywhere. I pray he rest in peace 🙏💜 love you all, Tonya

  • My deepest sympathies. Chris was a wonderful person and a good friend. We shared a lot of laughs together, we debated a lot and shared our woes. I was always impressed by his brilliant mind. I never knew someone so intelligent as Chris. He will be missed greatly! His family will always be in my prayers.

  • My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I wish you comfort and peace.