John Ryan Smith

April 5, 2000 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 20)

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John Ryan Smith of Hermiston was born April 5, 2000 in Pendleton, Oregon the son of John and Debra (Studer) Smith. He passed away near Granite, Oregon on Sunday July 12, 2020 at the age of 20.

John lived in Hermiston throughout his life where he attended school. He graduated from Hermiston High School in the Class of 2018. While in high school, he enjoyed being a member of FFA and the Hermiston wrestling team. 

John enjoyed archery hunting, camping and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a very loving, caring and giving man who went the extra mile. He enjoyed caring for his grandparents and helping them with whatever chores he could.

He is survived by his parents, John and Debbie Smith; sister, Danielle Smith and nephew Hayden; grandparents, Hank and Betty Studer; grandmother, Diana Smith; aunts and uncles, Dale, Kenny and Mandie Studer, Lora and Vern Ressler, Scott and BeAnn Smith and Becky Smith; several cousins, extended family members and friends who he considered family.

Viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston.

A Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday July 17, 2020 at the Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. 

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Graveside Service
July 17, 2020

10:00 AM
Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon

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