He has served, for more than 30 years, the children of Henry County. And for his dedication and devotion, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce honored John W. Smith Jr., with the Patrick Henry Award Saturday night.
After several speakers attested to Smith's character and humor, Smith sat with a knowing grin on his face, and his wife at his side.
Michael Duncan, the evening's emcee, described Smith as one born to his particular mission. "John W. Smith Jr., tonight's honoree, was born to be a supporter of education," he said.