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.