He passed away in 1993 at the age of 68. He shares a burial plot with his wife.
Fact: Burial (1993) Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 07 September 2019), memorial page for PFC John Dewey “J.D.” Smith (19 Aug 1924–9 Aug 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14165291, citing Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8).