John Frederick Smith, II — In Memoriam
November 8, 2014

Fred SmithJohn Frederick Smith II, known as "J. Fred," passed away on November 8 in Idaho Falls, ID at the age of 87. Born in Freeport, Illinois, to Frederick G. Smith and Violet Skoglund Smith, he grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and attended Evanston Township High where he lettered in basketball and football. Graduated from Utah State. He married Oma Jane Lidell in 1956 and they had two children, Rik and Annika. They spent over 35 years together in Atlanta.

Fred owned six wonderful and loving Springers in his life — Delta, Brando, Tuborg, Rascal, Pojke, and Duffy.


In celebration of Fred's life and his love of Springer Spaniels, the family has suggested that donations be given to ESRA in lieu of flowers. ESRA is honored to keep Fred's memory alive through donations toward the work that we do to help rescue Springers throughout America.

Wende Lynn
Rik Smith
Weldon and Kathy Hutchison A gift for Rik Smith made in memory of Fred Smith

If you wish to make a gift to ESRA in Fred's memory, our online donation form can be accessed by clicking this link: http://www.springerrescue.org/form_donation/donor_info.html

If you prefer to mail a check, click here: http://www.springerrescue.org/donate/donate_mailin.html