Willard Smith

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Dr. Bobby Williams officiating, at Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at White-Ranson Funeral Home 5-8 this evening.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Obion County, son of the late Millard Fillmore Smith and the late Iris Dovie (Ingram) Smith McDaniel. He was married to the former Alma Louise Harris Dec. 29, 1953. She survives. He was a retired engineer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he worked for 22 years, and was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Reelfoot Baptist Church.
He is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Tina Smith of Panama City, Fla., and Richard and Debbie Smith of Martin; two grandchildren, Lance Smith and Lacey Smith, both of Union City; three sisters, Dorothy Carnes of Clarkston, Mich., Marie Goodman of Union City and Lucille Johnson of Hickman, Ky.; two brothers, Edward D. Smith of Springville and Jackie D. Smith of Bartlett; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Millard Fillmore Smith Jr.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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