John S. Hess, 21, of Misty Meadow Road in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday July 6, 2011, at his home.
Born April 18, 1990, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Tammy L. Reed and husband, Kevin, of Smithsburg and the late Merle W. Hess.
He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, class of 2009.
He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was employed by Mallick Plumbing Co. of Gaithersburg, Md.
John enjoyed farming, fishing, wildlife, drawing, painting, spending time with his canine companion Kira and was gifted at making things ever since he was a young child.
In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by sister, U.S. Army Drill Sgt. Amanda Hess of Columbia, S.C.; brothers, J R Hess and wife, Jessica, of Boonsboro, Md., and Allen “Whitey” Hess of Smithsburg; grandfather, Tom Belew of Hagerstown; great-grandmother, Clara Belew of Waynesboro; stepgrandmother, Mary Sue Reed of Waynesboro; aunts, Jane Hess, Catherine Biser and Sara Weaver; uncles, Walter Hess and Troy Belew; and cousins, Tony Belew and Todd Belew.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by sister, Christina Hess; grandmother, Trudy Belew; uncle, Tim Belew; and nephew, Hunter Hess.
Services will be Monday, July 11, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, with Pastor Julie Brigham officiating. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Doors will open at the funeral home at 9 a.m. for the convenience of the public.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of John to Washington County SPCA, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
John S. Hess, 21
APRIL 18, 1990-JULY 6, 2011
John S. Hess