Mr. Paul J. Smith
Paul James Smith age 84 of New Tazewell TN, passed away June 17, 2013 at Claiborne County Hospital. Paul retired from the U.S. Army and was a Mason. He was born June 1, 1929 in Crystal Springs, MS. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Dextra McPherson Smith, parents Houston and Alpha Smith and sisters Sue Tackett and Patsy Ray. Paul is survived by daughter Stacey (Tony) Jennings of Tazewell, TN sons Paul Smith Jr. of Kenton, OH Bruce Smith of Tazewell, TN, Ron (Christina) Smith of Woodstock, GA and brother in-law Thomas Tackett of Princeton, KY. Paul is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, special care giver Lorri Lawson, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Wensday June 19, 2013 at the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home with Masonic and funeral services to follow at 7pm with Rev. Eddie Overholt, music by Glenna Hodges. Graveside services will be at the Fairview Cemetery at 10am Thursday June 20, 2013 with military honors.
Pallbearers: Jeremy Smith, Jordan Smith, Connor Smith,
Taylor Jennings, Bill Hill, and Wilt Bowen
Honorary Pallbearers: Alvie Poore, Issac Oakes,
Stan Breeding, and Elmer Goins
Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.