Forest Raymon Smith, 76, of McMinnville died Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
He was born July 14, 1935 in Warren County and was retired from the maintenance department of the Georgia Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Churches, a member of McMinnville Seventh Day Adventist Church, and served his country in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by parents Taylor Floyd and Ethel Bell Smith and his sisters Velma Fugiett, Annie Lee Todd, Alice Steed, and Hilmer Hale.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and Robert Davis of McMinnville; stepdaughters, Evangeline and Jim Archer of Hendersonville, N.C., and Theresa Donaldson of Manor, Texas; step-grandchildren, Jaime Gerst, Joshua Archer, and Lindsay Archer; step great-grandson, Elias Archer, and siblings Audrey Gant of Dunnkirk, Ind., and Charlie Ray Smith, Nancy Naomi Barrett, Willie T. Smith, and Nonnie Smith Matheny, all of McMinnville; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, and friends.
Funeral service is 4 p.m. Saturday, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Harley Roth and pastor Dennis Clark will officiate. Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery in Cannon County. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064. The Smith family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m., and again Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faulkner Springs Christian School, 201 Bluff Springs Road, McMinnville, 37110. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 9, 2011