Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:52 am
The Messenger, August 14, 2012
Dalton Jack P. Smyth, 81, of Union City died Aug. 13, 2012, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Road Baptist Church, with the Revs. Chip Davis and John Dee Small officiating. Burial will follow in Fremont Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at White-Ranson Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
He was born June 17, 1931, in Obion County, son of the late Dalton and Flora (Hurt) Smyth. He married the former Rosie Mae Stoneburner Nov. 10, 1973. She survives. He was a retired towboat engineer who worked for more than 20 years in that job. A member of the National Guard and First Assembly of God in Union City, he was also a Mason in the lodge in Ridgely.
He is also survived by three sons, Steve Smyth of Atlanta, Terry Mack Smyth of Gleason and Gene David Smyth of Auburndale, Fla.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florene Quinton of Texas City, Texas, and Donna Joyce Sykes of Bogota; his stepdaughter, Carolyn Abel of Troy; four step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Robert Smyth; and his stepdaughter, Janet Lee Tate.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.