The memorial funeral was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, 1280 South Dupree Ave., Brownsville TN 38012.
A private family graveside service was held prior to the memorial service.
He was a graduate of Haywood High School, then entered into the Army where he served in the Korean War. He was wounded twice and received two Purple Hearts.
He was an incredibly devoted husband, father and grandfather and he faithfully served all of his family who he loved so much.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie Moore Smith and Becky Ross Smith; his wife, Mildred Campster Smith; one brother, Sam Smith; and a sister, Dorothy Huffman.
Survivors include three sons: Dr. Bill Moore Smith (Christine) of Rising Fawn, Ga., Steve Smith (Tammie) of Chattanooga, and Bates Smith (Pam) Knoxville; one brother, Johnny Smith of Milan; three sisters: Peggy Hooper and Becky Morris, both of Brownsville and Nancy Fair of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 11 grandchildren: Kyle Smith, Kurt Smith, Kip Smith, Karter Smith, Kelly Smith, Kadie Ann Smith, Brian Sargent, Sarah Evans, Andrew Smith, Ben Smith and Molly Smith; and five great-grandchildren: Bennet Smith, Mack Smith, Carter Evans, Emma Sargent and Bella Sargent.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Tennessee Office, 326 Ellsworth St., Memphis TN 38111.
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