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John Dee Smalley
March 25, 1962 - September 26, 2011
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John Dee passed away this past Monday at 11:00pm at his father John’s ranch.
John Dee experienced a full high school career participating in FFA, and the Turlock High Rodeo Team. He graduated in 1980.      His vocational career included various cattle ranches and stints with ACME Electric and Saunders Sheet Metal. His longest was with J. Johnson Air Conditioning.
He enjoyed team roping through most of his life. He participated for several years working with children at Mitchell Community Church. He will be missed and was loved by his friends and family.
He is free at last and at home with his savior Jesus.   He is preceded in death by his mother Barbara Smalley and both sets of grandparents.       He is survived by his father John and step mother Claudette, two sons Derrek and Clinton,  step-sister Martinique Melton & step-brothers Grant Melton and Dain Melton.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 29.2011 at 11am at Turlock Funeral Home with interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Memorial donation can be made to Hospice of Emanuel, 825 Delbon Ave. Turlock & Mitchell Community Church, 1507 S. Mitchell Rd. Turlock.

Turlock Journal
Wednesday, September 28, 2011