Farewell to former soldier
THE funeral service of a former soldier who died while riding his bike through Gorseinon will take place on Friday.
Johnathan Smith was fatally injured when his Kawasaki motorbike was in collision with a Nissan Micra on Alexandra Road on the evening of September 24.
The dad-of-two, aged 45, had served with the Germany-based regiment 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards — known as the Welsh Cavalry.
He had served on tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan over his 22 year Army career.
In a tribute to Johnathan, his family said he would be truly missed.
They said: "Beloved father of Jack and Megan, wonderful son to Brian and Maureen, loved by his dear Catherine, the best brother Kevin, Lucy and Matthew could ever have, the greatest of friends to Ali, loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews and a treasured brother-in-law."
His funeral will be held at Llanelli Crematorium on Friday at noon.
His relatives have requested family flowers only.
But friends wishing to give donations in his memory can do so in aid of Combat Stress.
Cheques should be sent c/o of funeral director Clive Morgan, Bethlehem Funeral Home, 191 Frampton Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4YG.