Scott Smartt
January 24, 1985 -
May 16, 2017

Visitation

May 19, 2017
5:00 until 8:00 PM

Service 

May 20, 2017
2:00 P.M.

Interment

Obituary

 

Funeral service for Scott Smartt will be conducted Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Mayo officiating. Burial to follow in Moores Cemetery. A native of Franklin County, TN, he was the son of Genia Worley and Greg Smartt. Scott was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force for 6 years before working as an Electrical Engineer for Nation Wide Power. Scott passed away on May 16, 2017.

In addition to his mother and father, Scott is survived by his step-father Phillip Worley of Mulberry, TN; step-mother Kristi Keeton; sister Whitney West of Mulberry, TN; brothers Jason (Amber) Smartt and Daniel (Chelsea) Smartt both of Fayetteville, TN; grandfathers Charles (Sarah) Smartt and Marshall Newgent; girlfriend Brittany Whitworth; aunts Derein Smith, Janet Smartt, Rhonda Smartt, and Kim Newgent; uncle Jeff Smartt; niece Cloi Smartt; nephews Braylon Smartt, Ryan Smartt, Gannon West, Brantley West, and Gibson Lones; many cousins and all of his brothers that served with him in the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers Sandra Fitch Smartt and Opal Lee Ivy Newgent; uncles Troy and Jeff Newgent.

Visitation with the family will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5 until 8 P.M. at Higgins Funeral Home.

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24 Comments

  1. Judy Stafford

    Jenia and Family, We are so sorry about your son, there are not any words to say to comfort you but, wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Judy Stafford & Lee Vaughn

    Reply
  2. Bryan &Tammy McCrory and Todd Stewart

    Our family didn’t know you personally but we know many of your family/friends our family will be praying for ALL of you to find the strength to get through this most difficult times!
    We would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU for YOUR DEDICATION & SERVICE SIR ??
    RIP

    Reply
  3. Rick

    I apologize for being late to add my thoughts. I have opened this website a couple of times and closed it not knowing what to say. I worked with Scott in Doha and considered him a brother and a friend. What has been said about his generosity and his wonderful friendly nature is what I knew him to be as well. I was looking forward to some time together with him when I got back home. I will miss him. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  4. Regina (Gina) Gardner

    Genia, I am still in shock over this heartbreaking news. I have such fond memories of little Scotty playing with Morgan when they were small…….seems like yesterday. I am sending my deepest condolences, along with hugs and prayers your way. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time. What a fine young man you raised! I love you, Genia….Take care of yourself!

    Reply
  5. Melba Hurst

    So sorry to hear of your loss Genia . My prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  6. Smartt

    People don’t always see the tears a DAD cries. Greg I know your heart is broken, your beloved son died way too soon. I know you will hold it together and try to be strong, even though your whole world’s gone wrong. A piece of your heart has been ripped away and things will no longer be the same. I know you’ll let the pain out when your alone and your tears will come like pouring rain. Your whole world has crashed in all around you, you will search for answers and none will be found. Just know that GOD is near and there is a purpose for his plan. Remember all the great times with Scotty and keep him alive in your heart till ya’ll meet again. May God comfort you at this time.

    Reply
  7. Debbie Motes

    Scott was one of those extraordinary people that everyone liked. He was kind to everyone and I did not see him without a smile. Many students pass through your doors when you are a teacher but some will be with you forever, Scott is one of those special few. I loved him. Just as he protected this country, he will be a protector in heaven. Your loss is felt by so many because so many loved him. I am so deeply sorry.

    Reply
  8. Joseph L Taylor

    My heart is deeply saddened by this news. I worked with Scott in Afghanistan. He was a good man, hard worker, and a great friend. My sincerest condolences to his family and fellow friends. Scott touched many lives and he will never be forgotten. “I’ll miss you buddy”, “I’ll see you again some day”!

    Reply
  9. Hilda (Marty) and Leonard Mann

    Genia, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The Lord be with you and surround you and family with his love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  10. Tammy Orillion

    Very sorry for your loss! A beautiful smart young man! May you fly on Angels wings! God rest his soul! Special prayers , thoughts​ & love for this family! & Especially thinking​ of Brittany ?

    Reply
  11. Nancy Elham

    I only knew Scott from Doha. never saw him without a beard, or a smile. He was fun and generous, opening his home to all. We bonded as Southerners in a strange land. My thoughts go to Scott’s family, so glad to see there’s many of them. You helped make him who he was – a decent guy and a proud American. Thank you all, share your love now.

    Reply
  12. Robin Shelton

    As much as my heart is breaking, I can’t imagine the ache in the hearts of Scotties family. A family he loved with his whole being. I will miss this proud soldier, his smile and our long talks. He touched everybody he met in a way like no other.

    Reply
  13. Cory

    You were a brother to me and many others! You will always be remembered with that huge smile on your face! Your family is in our prayers!

    Reply
  14. Leon May

    A good good friend. Going to miss him.

    Reply
  15. Atlantic CommTech Corporation

    Smartt Family – Scott was a valued member of our ACT-Corp family. Such a hard worker and a wonderful person. We are so saddened by his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Gina

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  17. Shirley Smith

    Greg I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the whole family.

    Reply
  18. connie arnold

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with his family during this time. Connie Arnold (cousin of Jeff’s )

    Reply
  19. David R. Arbour

    This fine young man, gone too soon.

    Reply
  20. Rysie Sullivan

    Scotty and his siblings were like my own siblings growing up. We will never forget him. Prayers of comfort and sympathy from me and my family: David and Donna Bland, Ritchie Sullivan and family, and the rest of us. Much love to his family and friends during this difficult time.

    Reply
  21. Brenda ,Joe ,Joseph and Stephanie Burns

    So Very sorry for your loss.May God wrap his arms around each of you in this time of need.You are all in our Prayers and Thoughts!

    Reply
  22. Denise Baker

    Whitney, your and your family are in my daily prayers.

    Reply
  23. Katie Womack

    So sorry for your loss. He was so nice & friendly with a wonderful smile . He will be missed by many. May God put His loving arms around his loved ones during this very difficult time. God bless everyone.

    Reply
  24. Trish mullins

    My heart breaks for this family.
    He will be missed
    you all are in our prayers.

    Reply

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24 Comments

  1. Judy Stafford

    Jenia and Family, We are so sorry about your son, there are not any words to say to comfort you but, wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Judy Stafford & Lee Vaughn

    Reply
  2. Bryan &Tammy McCrory and Todd Stewart

    Our family didn’t know you personally but we know many of your family/friends our family will be praying for ALL of you to find the strength to get through this most difficult times!
    We would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU for YOUR DEDICATION & SERVICE SIR ??
    RIP

    Reply
  3. Rick

    I apologize for being late to add my thoughts. I have opened this website a couple of times and closed it not knowing what to say. I worked with Scott in Doha and considered him a brother and a friend. What has been said about his generosity and his wonderful friendly nature is what I knew him to be as well. I was looking forward to some time together with him when I got back home. I will miss him. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  4. Regina (Gina) Gardner

    Genia, I am still in shock over this heartbreaking news. I have such fond memories of little Scotty playing with Morgan when they were small…….seems like yesterday. I am sending my deepest condolences, along with hugs and prayers your way. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time. What a fine young man you raised! I love you, Genia….Take care of yourself!

    Reply
  5. Melba Hurst

    So sorry to hear of your loss Genia . My prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  6. Smartt

    People don’t always see the tears a DAD cries. Greg I know your heart is broken, your beloved son died way too soon. I know you will hold it together and try to be strong, even though your whole world’s gone wrong. A piece of your heart has been ripped away and things will no longer be the same. I know you’ll let the pain out when your alone and your tears will come like pouring rain. Your whole world has crashed in all around you, you will search for answers and none will be found. Just know that GOD is near and there is a purpose for his plan. Remember all the great times with Scotty and keep him alive in your heart till ya’ll meet again. May God comfort you at this time.

    Reply
  7. Debbie Motes

    Scott was one of those extraordinary people that everyone liked. He was kind to everyone and I did not see him without a smile. Many students pass through your doors when you are a teacher but some will be with you forever, Scott is one of those special few. I loved him. Just as he protected this country, he will be a protector in heaven. Your loss is felt by so many because so many loved him. I am so deeply sorry.

    Reply
  8. Joseph L Taylor

    My heart is deeply saddened by this news. I worked with Scott in Afghanistan. He was a good man, hard worker, and a great friend. My sincerest condolences to his family and fellow friends. Scott touched many lives and he will never be forgotten. “I’ll miss you buddy”, “I’ll see you again some day”!

    Reply
  9. Hilda (Marty) and Leonard Mann

    Genia, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The Lord be with you and surround you and family with his love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  10. Tammy Orillion

    Very sorry for your loss! A beautiful smart young man! May you fly on Angels wings! God rest his soul! Special prayers , thoughts​ & love for this family! & Especially thinking​ of Brittany ?

    Reply
  11. Nancy Elham

    I only knew Scott from Doha. never saw him without a beard, or a smile. He was fun and generous, opening his home to all. We bonded as Southerners in a strange land. My thoughts go to Scott’s family, so glad to see there’s many of them. You helped make him who he was – a decent guy and a proud American. Thank you all, share your love now.

    Reply
  12. Robin Shelton

    As much as my heart is breaking, I can’t imagine the ache in the hearts of Scotties family. A family he loved with his whole being. I will miss this proud soldier, his smile and our long talks. He touched everybody he met in a way like no other.

    Reply
  13. Cory

    You were a brother to me and many others! You will always be remembered with that huge smile on your face! Your family is in our prayers!

    Reply
  14. Leon May

    A good good friend. Going to miss him.

    Reply
  15. Atlantic CommTech Corporation

    Smartt Family – Scott was a valued member of our ACT-Corp family. Such a hard worker and a wonderful person. We are so saddened by his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Gina

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  17. Shirley Smith

    Greg I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the whole family.

    Reply
  18. connie arnold

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with his family during this time. Connie Arnold (cousin of Jeff’s )

    Reply
  19. David R. Arbour

    This fine young man, gone too soon.

    Reply
  20. Rysie Sullivan

    Scotty and his siblings were like my own siblings growing up. We will never forget him. Prayers of comfort and sympathy from me and my family: David and Donna Bland, Ritchie Sullivan and family, and the rest of us. Much love to his family and friends during this difficult time.

    Reply
  21. Brenda ,Joe ,Joseph and Stephanie Burns

    So Very sorry for your loss.May God wrap his arms around each of you in this time of need.You are all in our Prayers and Thoughts!

    Reply
  22. Denise Baker

    Whitney, your and your family are in my daily prayers.

    Reply
  23. Katie Womack

    So sorry for your loss. He was so nice & friendly with a wonderful smile . He will be missed by many. May God put His loving arms around his loved ones during this very difficult time. God bless everyone.

    Reply
  24. Trish mullins

    My heart breaks for this family.
    He will be missed
    you all are in our prayers.

    Reply

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