Gary Austin Smith
December 4, 1951 -
October 14, 2019

Visitation

October 16, 2019
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Service 

October 16, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Gary Austin Smith, age 67, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held at 12 PM until time of service at 2 PM at Higgins.

Gary was born on December 4, 1951 in Fayetteville, TN to the late Lee Wayne and Martha Dolan Haislip Smith. He worked as a meat market manager for Red Food and Bi-Lo Grocery and enjoyed working on antique cars and watching sports. Gary was a member of Washington Street Church of Christ. Mr. Smith passed away on October 14, 2019 at his residence.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, June Moore Smith; children, Stephani Gentry and her husband Dayren of Fayetteville, TN, Adam Smith and his wife Rose of Clinton, TN, and Britnea Smith of Pulaski, TN; grandchildren, Cole, Calee and Casyn Gentry and Cooper, Austen and Jase Smith; siblings, Sherrie Tomerlin, Patsy Walker and her husband Jim, Jeff Smith and wife Jill, Nancy Patrick and husband Brent, and Lee Smith and wife Terrie; and dog, Ottis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Everette Moore, and brother-in-law, Wendell Gammon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington Street Church of Christ Peggy H. Mitchell Scholarship Fund, PO Box 324, Fayetteville, TN 37334, Multi County Cancer Support Network, PO Box 633, Decherd, TN 37324, or the Grace Fund at Fayetteville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 623, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Gary Austin Smith.

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30 Comments

  1. Kim jacobs

    I worked with Gary at Red Foods and Bi-Lo. He was a well respected man and I thought alot of him. I’m so sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  2. Jeannie Gallant

    I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was a sweet man. Our community will miss him and I know your family will have a great hole.

    Reply
  3. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    To the Smith family,
    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
    David and Lenace Vaughn

    Reply
  4. Mark Keller

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad, Adam.
    Thinking about you and your Family

    Reply
  5. Gloria Hinkle Baker

    So sorry to hear. Prayers for Gary’s family.

    Reply
  6. Kay Honey

    Anthony and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort. Anthony and Kay Honey

    Reply
  7. Rhonda Flynn

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Reply
  8. Jeff & Pam Towry

    June, Stephani, Sherrie, Jeff, and Nancy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your loved one.

    Reply
  10. Wanda Preston

    I am so sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  11. Wanda Preston’

    I am so sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  12. Rhonda Honey wilbanks

    So Sorry for the loss of your brother…. I hope that God will bless your hearts with comfort and peace in days to come….

    Reply
  13. Modeane Begley

    Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  14. Holly Hamlin Potts

    Gary was such a good kind man. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  15. Jon & Angela Collins

    The Collins family would like of offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Smith family during this time of loss. Adam Smith is one of the finest men that I know, and his father Gary certainly deserves my respect. We hope that God’s peace and wonderful memories of a life well lived will comfort you all until you see Gary again.

    Reply
  16. Tony Luttrell

    Praying for the family. I worked with him many years ago at Red Food good times.

    Reply
  17. Helen Stovall Brockett

    To my sweet classmates June Moore Smith and Patsy Smith Walker, my sincere condolences on the loss of Gary.

    Reply
  18. Wanda and Larry Hames

    Nancy ,Sherrie and all the family you’re in our thoughts and prayers.So sorry for your loss. Wanda and Larry Hames

    Reply
  19. Lynette (May) Rochelle Bi-Lo

    Grady was such a great inspiration to all of his co-workers. Not a day went by that he, in some form, didn’t talk about his family. He will be missed…

    Reply
  20. Beth Porter

    Went to school with Gary and have always thought alot of him. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  21. Bubba and Nancy West

    To each of you our hearts and prayers are with you. Gary was always a positive influence since our days in school. We are unable to be there physically this week but will be thinking of each of you in the loss of your husband, father, brother and grandfather. May the peace of God be with each of you.

    Reply
  22. Jim and Peggy Coleman

    Sherrie and family,
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all from both Jim and me.
    Peggy Sue

    Reply
  23. Sandra and Scott Bagley

    Gary was a big part of our childhood and we have such fond memories of this sweet and gentle boy.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  24. Con and Arden Humphrey

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Gary was dear to so many, and he will definitely be missed. Sending our love and hugs. Con and Arden Humphrey

    Reply
  25. Gay Parsley

    June and family, so sorry for your loss. Gary was a very nice man. Prayers for you and all your family.

    Reply
  26. kara reese

    Deepest condolences for this sweet family.

    Reply
  27. Anne Beddingfield

    Prayers for the precious family. I extend my deepest condolences.

    Reply
  28. Ken and Anne Sanders

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent to June and family.

    Reply
  29. Connie Rogers

    Prayers to the families . So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  30. Wanda shelton

    To the entire family—I am so so sorry for your loss! Prayers

    Reply

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30 Comments

  1. Kim jacobs

    I worked with Gary at Red Foods and Bi-Lo. He was a well respected man and I thought alot of him. I’m so sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  2. Jeannie Gallant

    I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was a sweet man. Our community will miss him and I know your family will have a great hole.

    Reply
  3. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    To the Smith family,
    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
    David and Lenace Vaughn

    Reply
  4. Mark Keller

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad, Adam.
    Thinking about you and your Family

    Reply
  5. Gloria Hinkle Baker

    So sorry to hear. Prayers for Gary’s family.

    Reply
  6. Kay Honey

    Anthony and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort. Anthony and Kay Honey

    Reply
  7. Rhonda Flynn

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Reply
  8. Jeff & Pam Towry

    June, Stephani, Sherrie, Jeff, and Nancy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your loved one.

    Reply
  10. Wanda Preston

    I am so sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  11. Wanda Preston’

    I am so sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  12. Rhonda Honey wilbanks

    So Sorry for the loss of your brother…. I hope that God will bless your hearts with comfort and peace in days to come….

    Reply
  13. Modeane Begley

    Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  14. Holly Hamlin Potts

    Gary was such a good kind man. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  15. Jon & Angela Collins

    The Collins family would like of offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Smith family during this time of loss. Adam Smith is one of the finest men that I know, and his father Gary certainly deserves my respect. We hope that God’s peace and wonderful memories of a life well lived will comfort you all until you see Gary again.

    Reply
  16. Tony Luttrell

    Praying for the family. I worked with him many years ago at Red Food good times.

    Reply
  17. Helen Stovall Brockett

    To my sweet classmates June Moore Smith and Patsy Smith Walker, my sincere condolences on the loss of Gary.

    Reply
  18. Wanda and Larry Hames

    Nancy ,Sherrie and all the family you’re in our thoughts and prayers.So sorry for your loss. Wanda and Larry Hames

    Reply
  19. Lynette (May) Rochelle Bi-Lo

    Grady was such a great inspiration to all of his co-workers. Not a day went by that he, in some form, didn’t talk about his family. He will be missed…

    Reply
  20. Beth Porter

    Went to school with Gary and have always thought alot of him. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  21. Bubba and Nancy West

    To each of you our hearts and prayers are with you. Gary was always a positive influence since our days in school. We are unable to be there physically this week but will be thinking of each of you in the loss of your husband, father, brother and grandfather. May the peace of God be with each of you.

    Reply
  22. Jim and Peggy Coleman

    Sherrie and family,
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all from both Jim and me.
    Peggy Sue

    Reply
  23. Sandra and Scott Bagley

    Gary was a big part of our childhood and we have such fond memories of this sweet and gentle boy.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  24. Con and Arden Humphrey

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Gary was dear to so many, and he will definitely be missed. Sending our love and hugs. Con and Arden Humphrey

    Reply
  25. Gay Parsley

    June and family, so sorry for your loss. Gary was a very nice man. Prayers for you and all your family.

    Reply
  26. kara reese

    Deepest condolences for this sweet family.

    Reply
  27. Anne Beddingfield

    Prayers for the precious family. I extend my deepest condolences.

    Reply
  28. Ken and Anne Sanders

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent to June and family.

    Reply
  29. Connie Rogers

    Prayers to the families . So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  30. Wanda shelton

    To the entire family—I am so so sorry for your loss! Prayers

    Reply

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