Kent J. Smith

MADISONVILLE - Smith, Dr. Kent J., age 59, of Rome, formerly of Madisonville, TN, passed away 11 A.M. Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Floyd Medical Center, Rome. Member of First Baptist Church of Lindale, Ga. Former member & Deacon of First Baptist Church of Madisonville, TN. A graduate of Maryville High School, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Southern College of Optometry (SCO), Memphis. He practiced in Madisonville, Albany, Ga and at the Harbin Clinic, Rome. Described by his co-workers as a “Godly” man, he loved the Lord and served him well as a youth and adult Sunday School teacher for many years. While at SCO, he was a summer Missionary in Alaska. Made several short term mission trips to islands in the Caribbean, Venezuela and Romania. Loved his family, U.T sports and watching, studying and playing tennis. He was the best husband, father & son. Survivors, wife, Cynthia Harrill Smith, Daughter, Hannah Smith, Rome & boyfriend, Jerran Gouge, Parents, Arthur J. & Lorene Bean Smith, Brother, David Smith, all of Maryville. Funeral services were held at 7 P.M. Saturday November 2, 2013 at Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Charlie Campbell & Dr. Lon Shoopman officiated. Interment was held at 3 P.M. Sunday November 3, 2013 at Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, TN. Memorials may be made to the Gideons, American Cancer Society and St. Jude’s.

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