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SMART, Johnny
SMART, Johnny Age 74 of Quartz Hill, Calif., passed quietly at his home April 8, 2015 of natural causes. He was born June 1, 1940 to two proud parents, Clyde Smart and Oine Price, in Fresno, Calif. Johnny spent more than 45 years as an aerospace professional, supporting many historically significant programs such as; Minuteman, Space Shuttle Program, B1-B, C-130, Boeing X-32 Joint Strike Fighter, CV-22, DC-10, F/A-18, 747 Airborne Laser, and many other aircraft and aerospace programs. Johnny enjoyed outdoor activities such as competitive target shooting, gardening and raising animals. He also enjoyed photography, woodworking, riding motorcycles, hot air ballooning and most importantly a great conversation. He was married to the former Carol Angel of Fresno, Calif. He is survived by his wife Carol of 52 years and their four children, Cara Kolb of Cottageville, S.C., Kristy Peters of Refton, Pa., two sons, Kelly Smart of Yuma, Ariz. and Kyle Smart of Henderson, Nev. They also have nine grandchildren, Adam, Patrick and Alex Kolb, Jeremy and Jesse Jennings, Christopher, Andres, Casey and Delanie Smart as well as one great-grandchild, Jace Jennings. No services are planned. Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals & Cremations is handling arrangements, including private cremation.

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