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Howard David Smartt, 79
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Howard David Smartt, 79, a Warren County resident and Grundy County native, was born June 4, 1940 and passed away June 9 at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville following an extended illness.

He was the Warren County Court Clerk for 20 years, member of Northcutt Cove Church of Christ, and son of the late Bill and Laura Slaughter Smartt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Minnie Rhea Smartt; son Shane Wooten, and grandson Kendal Wooten.

Mr. Smartt is survived by his wife, Wanda Jones Smartt of McMinnville, children and spouses Lorrie Panter of Pelham, Ala., Greg and Tina Smartt of McMinnville, Jason and Cindy Smartt of McMinnville, Rhonda and Allen Owens of Rock Island; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Sam Woodlee of Northcutt Cove; brother-in-law and sister-in-law David and Charlene Rhea of McMinnville, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Rhea of Texas.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Central Church of Christ with Harry Green and Jackie Matheny to officiate. Interment will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at High’s, and 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at Central. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Philadelphia Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 12, 2019