Joe Lawton Smartt
December 23, 1932 -
October 5, 2019

Visitation

October 7, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

October 8, 2019
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Joe Lawton Smartt, age 86, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Bro. Eric Reynolds, Madison Quick, and Kathleen Marr will officiate. Burial will follow in the Prosperity Cemetery, beside his wife Viola Tucker Smartt.

Joe was born on December 23, 1932 in the Molino, TN to the late Lawton Manley and Mary Magdalene Bates Smartt. He served in the US Air Force and was a member of the South Fayetteville Church of Christ. Mr. Smartt was always fixing something and worked as a mechanic for Rambo Motor Company and the Lincoln County Highway Department. Joe passed away on October 5, 2019 at his residence.

Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Ables and husband Mike; granddaughters, Hollie Miles and husband Thomas, Heidi Ables, Valorie Mitchell, and Jessica Stinson and husband Matthew; great-granddaughters, Lillian Johnson and Lillian Rush; great-grandsons Lawton Norton, Roman Miles, Mattias Stinson, Gaberiel Mitchell, and Anthony Stinson; and several extended family members which called him “Papa Joe.” In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Smartt was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Rene Mitchell.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 7 PM on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Prosperity Cemetery Association, c/o Steve Weber, 191 Curtis Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joe Lawton Smartt.

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12 Comments

  1. Angela Ewing

    Mr & Mrs Smart were so kind to the Croom family. We love and will miss them both dearly.

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  2. Patsy Gilliam

    Sorry for your loss. I know I ran to my father every time something broke down. We depend on our fathers so much. I know you will miss him.

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  3. Eddie and Jackie Flynt

    So sorry for your loss Joe was such a sweet man and will be missed.

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  4. Lynn Brow

    So sorry, Cindy for your loss..prays sent to you and your family..

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  5. Lesa McAlister Hodge

    Cindy,
    I’m sorry to hear about your dad; I know this is a difficult time.

    Reply
  6. Brandy Garrett @ family

    So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with the family. Joe was a great man and will truly be missed.

    Reply
  7. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry Cindy for your loss. I know your pain and there is no pain like it. I want you to know you and your family are in my prayers. May God comfort your heart in the days and weeks to come….

    Reply
  8. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear about Joe he was a good man. He will be miss.

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    • Heidi Ables

      Thank you!

      Reply
  9. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear about Joe he was a good man. He will be miss

    Reply
  10. Jay George

    We will miss Joe very much. He was a wonderful man. Praying for the family

    Reply
  11. Roy l Scott

    Sorry to hear about Joe. May god comfort you all

    Reply

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12 Comments

  1. Angela Ewing

    Mr & Mrs Smart were so kind to the Croom family. We love and will miss them both dearly.

    Reply
  2. Patsy Gilliam

    Sorry for your loss. I know I ran to my father every time something broke down. We depend on our fathers so much. I know you will miss him.

    Reply
  3. Eddie and Jackie Flynt

    So sorry for your loss Joe was such a sweet man and will be missed.

    Reply
  4. Lynn Brow

    So sorry, Cindy for your loss..prays sent to you and your family..

    Reply
  5. Lesa McAlister Hodge

    Cindy,
    I’m sorry to hear about your dad; I know this is a difficult time.

    Reply
  6. Brandy Garrett @ family

    So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with the family. Joe was a great man and will truly be missed.

    Reply
  7. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry Cindy for your loss. I know your pain and there is no pain like it. I want you to know you and your family are in my prayers. May God comfort your heart in the days and weeks to come….

    Reply
  8. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear about Joe he was a good man. He will be miss.

    Reply
    • Heidi Ables

      Thank you!

      Reply
  9. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear about Joe he was a good man. He will be miss

    Reply
  10. Jay George

    We will miss Joe very much. He was a wonderful man. Praying for the family

    Reply
  11. Roy l Scott

    Sorry to hear about Joe. May god comfort you all

    Reply

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