SMITHLAND — Chester P. Smith, 85, of Smithland, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012, at his home.
He was the eldest son of the late Norman “Nubbin” and Lola Hollowell Smith. Chester retired from AT&T Bellsouth Telephone Company and was a member of Smithland Masonic Lodge and the former Livingston Chapel Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, J. Evelyn “Babe” Smith; three children, Judy (Raymond) Croft of Lola, Terry (Felicia) Smith of Ledbetter, and Tim (Kim) Smith of Smithland; four stepchildren, Maurita (Harry) Jeffrey, Allen (Bobbie Jo) Smith, Renee’ (Danny) Mitchell, and Kevin Smith, all of Smithland; one sister, Martha Elizabeth Smith Perrymen of Smithland; seven grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 20 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Pvt. 1st Class Robert “Bobby” Smith; his first wife of 35 years, Ruby Kingston Smith; his parents; two brothers, (Everett “Feller” and David); and two stepgrandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home in Smithland with burial in Ferguson Cemetery.
Visitation was at 10 a.m. Wednesday.