SMITHLAND — Chester P. Smith, 85, of Smithland, passed away Sunday, September 16th, 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; ten 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 will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith’s Funeral Home in Smithland with burial in Ferguson Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.