Obituary for Billy “Bill” G. Smith Sr.
Billy “Bill” Gene Smith Sr., age 72 of Tazewell, TN. He as born April 28, 1949, and departed this life surrounded by family at home on March 19, 2022. He was saved at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 9, was ordained as a Deacon on September 29, 1985 and was superintendent and Sunday school teacher. He later moved his letter to Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church where he was superintendent and remained a member until death. He was an auto mechanic for most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie & Edith Smith, Sister Jane England, Twin Grandchildren Dylan & Daniel Smith, Father & Mother-In-Law Noah & Velva Manning, Brother-In-Law Johnny Ray Manning and Son-In-Law Billy Hart Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years Lucille Smith, (Son) Billy G. Smith Jr. (Rose Smith) of Tazewell, TN, (Daughter) Linda Hart of Tazewell, TN, (Son) Roger Smith (Natasha Riggs-Smith) of Greenwood, SC, (Grandchildren) Sarah & Katie Smith, Mason Dalton, Michael, Jacob & Jessica Lephew, Shane & Will Smith, Bentley Riggs, (Brother-In-Law) Glen England, (Sister-In-Law) Shirley (Dale) Moles, Margie (Milton) Bailey, several nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home on Tuesday March 22nd from 6-8pm. The funeral service will be at Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home on Wednesday March 23rd at 2pm with graveside service to follow in the New Bethel Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. Frank Bolden & Rev. Marty Seals. Singers: Brenda Reed-Bolden & Benji Bolden. Pallbearers: Michael Lephew, Jacob Lephew, Shane Smith, Will Smith, Bentley Riggs, Mason Dalton, Leonard Barnard & Greg England. Honorary Pallbearers: Seth Seals, Richie Dalton, Billy Moyers, Dakota Edwards & Sherwin Seals.