He is survived by his lovely wife of 62 ½ years Joyce Thigpen Smolik of Kenedy,TX; daughters; Jan and husband Nicholas Millington of Karnes City, TX, Jamie and husband Jory McPhail of Dallas,TX; sons; Dr. John Smolik, Jr. of Austin, TX, Jerry and wife Pat Smolik of Rockport, TX, Jim and wife Debbie Smolik of Austin, TX, and Jeff Smolik of Kenedy, TX; sister; Agatha Winters of Boerne, TX; brother George Smolik of Karnes City, TX; grandchildren; John Ross Smolik, Dr. Kristen Smolik, Kara Smolik, Dr. Jeremy and wife Annalese Smolik, Jake Smolik, Chelsea and husband Mitch Herr, Kelly and husband Mark Contreras, Erica and husband Andrew Wilson, Brittany Smolik, Tiffany Smolik, Dr. Ryan and wife Riana Millington, Patrick Millington, Caitlyn Millington, Taylor Millington, Josh Smolik, Lindsey Smolik, Corey Smolik, Lauren McPhail, Alyssa McPhail, and 5 great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by both parents and one brother Bill Smolik.
A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 10:30 AM at St. Cornelius Catholic Church with Funeral Mass following @ 11:00 AM also at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City, TX. Interment will follow at the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons; John Ross Smolik, Dr. Jeremy Smolik, Jake Smolik, Dr. Ryan Millington, Patrick Millington, Taylor Millington, Josh Smolik and Corey Smolik.
Memorial contributions may be made at the donor’s discretion to the charity of choice.
Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to Eckols Funeral Home,Inc.