John C. Smith
October 26, 1925 -
March 24, 2015

Visitation

March 26, 2015
5-8 PM

Service 

March 27, 2015
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for John C. Smith, age 89 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday March 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Kirk Smith and Rev. Joe Parks officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery. Mr. Smith passed away Tuesday morning March 24, 2015.
He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Robert Coleman and Edna Pearl Gray Smith. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict, was a life long farmer and an Elder at the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He served on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Farmer’s Co-op and the Lincoln County Farm Bureau. He also served on the Farm Service Agency Committee and was a NRCS committee member.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years Sara Jane Collins Smith of Fayetteville, son Cole (Sarah) Smith of Kelso, two daughters Jennifer (Steve) Snoddy of Kelso and Connie (Kendale) Ritchey of Lenoir City, ten grandchildren, brother Bob Smith of Fayetteville and sister Mary Ann King of Louisville, KY.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday March 26, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Video Services

19 Comments

  1. JAKE AND EMILY SNODDY

    WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS…….KEEPING THE FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS………..

    Reply
  2. Nurse Airess Johnson

    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Smith’s passing. I have kept your family in my prayers and on my heart this past week. I will continue to pray for strength and compassion for your family as you grieve over such a beloved husband, father and friend. It was a very special honor and privilege to be part of your lives if only for a short time.

    Sincerely,

    Nurse Airess Johnson

    Reply
  3. Dennie & Betty Jo Massey

    Jane and family May God be with you in the loss of your love one .Each of you are in our prayers. Dennie& Betty Jo

    Reply
  4. Darrell & Tammy Haney

    We are sorry for your loss Jennifer. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May our amazing God comfort and strengthen you all. We love you – The Haney’s

    Reply
  5. Dennie& Betty Jo Massey

    Jane and family may god be with you in the loss of your love one .You are in our prayers.Dennie & Betty Jo

    Reply
  6. David Hennessee

    so sorry for your loss

    Reply
  7. Jill Shrum

    Jennifer,
    I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing and knowing how much he meant to his family. May your memories of the good times on the farm and family time be cherished and a great comfort to you in the days and years ahead. Jill

    Reply
  8. Angie Coble-neal

    So sorry to hear about Mr.John. Our thoughts and prayers for your family.

    Reply
  9. BILLY and Cindy Langford

    Praying for your family at this time – We know you are all exhausted-praying for strength and rest. What a blessing I know it was for him that he got to be active in the farm as long as he could with the help of his children – I know nothing would have made him happier. Mrs. Jane I know you have not fully recovered from your surgery and you took care of him to the end, he knew he was loved.

    Reply
  10. Jimmy &Faye Ellis

    Jane & family, So sorry for yourl loss. John was such a fine man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Linda Holland

    Jane and Jennifer – know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through the next few days. Cherish the memories that you have.

    Reply
  12. George &Faye Massey

    We send our thoughts and prayers to the family. John was a good man. I always respected him while growing up in Kelso.

    Reply
  13. connie arnold

    so sorry for your loss. I remember him coming to grandpa Clayton birthdays. Mr Smith’s family is in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  14. Kim Cowart

    Jennifer, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time.

    Reply
  15. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    We send our thoughts and prayers for comfort to you all at this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Ruthie Jeans

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep each of you in my prayers.

    Reply
  17. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Jane & Family, again Lincoln County has lost one of its finest but what a legacy he leaves his family & friends! May God be with you as you say goodbye to John and in the coming weeks of adjustment. Love, Rexine

    Reply
  18. Sherry Moyers

    Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your daddy. You will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  19. Wanda Preston

    Sending my sympathy at this sad time for all of the family.

    Reply

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19 Comments

  1. JAKE AND EMILY SNODDY

    WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS…….KEEPING THE FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS………..

    Reply
  2. Nurse Airess Johnson

    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Smith’s passing. I have kept your family in my prayers and on my heart this past week. I will continue to pray for strength and compassion for your family as you grieve over such a beloved husband, father and friend. It was a very special honor and privilege to be part of your lives if only for a short time.

    Sincerely,

    Nurse Airess Johnson

    Reply
  3. Dennie & Betty Jo Massey

    Jane and family May God be with you in the loss of your love one .Each of you are in our prayers. Dennie& Betty Jo

    Reply
  4. Darrell & Tammy Haney

    We are sorry for your loss Jennifer. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May our amazing God comfort and strengthen you all. We love you – The Haney’s

    Reply
  5. Dennie& Betty Jo Massey

    Jane and family may god be with you in the loss of your love one .You are in our prayers.Dennie & Betty Jo

    Reply
  6. David Hennessee

    so sorry for your loss

    Reply
  7. Jill Shrum

    Jennifer,
    I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing and knowing how much he meant to his family. May your memories of the good times on the farm and family time be cherished and a great comfort to you in the days and years ahead. Jill

    Reply
  8. Angie Coble-neal

    So sorry to hear about Mr.John. Our thoughts and prayers for your family.

    Reply
  9. BILLY and Cindy Langford

    Praying for your family at this time – We know you are all exhausted-praying for strength and rest. What a blessing I know it was for him that he got to be active in the farm as long as he could with the help of his children – I know nothing would have made him happier. Mrs. Jane I know you have not fully recovered from your surgery and you took care of him to the end, he knew he was loved.

    Reply
  10. Jimmy &Faye Ellis

    Jane & family, So sorry for yourl loss. John was such a fine man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Linda Holland

    Jane and Jennifer – know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through the next few days. Cherish the memories that you have.

    Reply
  12. George &Faye Massey

    We send our thoughts and prayers to the family. John was a good man. I always respected him while growing up in Kelso.

    Reply
  13. connie arnold

    so sorry for your loss. I remember him coming to grandpa Clayton birthdays. Mr Smith’s family is in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  14. Kim Cowart

    Jennifer, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time.

    Reply
  15. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    We send our thoughts and prayers for comfort to you all at this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Ruthie Jeans

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep each of you in my prayers.

    Reply
  17. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Jane & Family, again Lincoln County has lost one of its finest but what a legacy he leaves his family & friends! May God be with you as you say goodbye to John and in the coming weeks of adjustment. Love, Rexine

    Reply
  18. Sherry Moyers

    Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your daddy. You will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  19. Wanda Preston

    Sending my sympathy at this sad time for all of the family.

    Reply

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