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Freddie James Fred Smith, 62
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Freddie James “Fred” Smith, 62, of Johnson City died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Ms.
A native of Crossville, he was the son of Edith Christine Moore Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., and the late Wilford James Smith. Mr. Smith was working in Laurel for the state of Mississippi as a facilities manager at Ability Works, where he was involved in numerous community activities.
Mr. Smith attended West Laurel United Methodist Church. He was an Eagle Scout in Crossville and had volunteered with the Boy Scouts in Manchester. Mr. Smith was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM, Jonesborough Post No. 47, and the Literacy Council in Laurel, Miss. In addition to his father, Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Nancy Ward Smith and James Henry and Martha Moore.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Dortha Thurman Smith of Johnson City; special daughter, Kimberly Paige Roberts of Rockwood; brother and sister-in-law, Michael Ray and Susan Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.; one niece, Jenna Smith of Michigan; one nephew, Taylor Smith of Indianapolis.
Funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Cantrell officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the parlor of the funeral home. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. at Charles Creek Cemetery in McMinnville. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys Scout Troop No. 174, c/o Daniel Dial, 173 Scarlett Dr., Crossville, TN 38555. Memories and condolences may be made to the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave, Johnson City, TN, is serving the Smith family, phone (423) 928-6111.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 6, 2011