Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

August 30, 2013

Johnny Smithen 80th Birthday

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Johnny Smithen, lifelong resident of Navarro County, will celebrate his 80th birthday Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. He was born at home in Blooming Grove on Sept. 4, 1933.

Smithen is a graduate of Corsicana High School, and then opened a business called Smithen Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning. He started working as a young boy throwing newspapers, and was always employed in some capacity. He enjoyed helping people, and did so often through his business and on a personal level.

Smithen’s daughters Brenda Smithen and Tami Smithen Lineberger will host a come and go lunch for him Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Old Mexican Inn. No gifts, please, but friends are encouraged to stop in and wish Johnny a happy birthday and visit about old times.