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Roger "Rod" Smith

d. August 12, 2019

Speedwell, TN

Mr. Roger “Rod” Smith age 80 of Speedwell passed away Monday, August 12, 2019.  He was an Elder and Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and along with his Wife, served a Mission in Vernon, UT.  Mr. Smith was retired from General Motors, and after retirement, served as a Claiborne County Sherriff’s Deputy.  He was also a self-taught guitar player and singer.  Preceded in death by Son, Gary Smith, Parents, William G. and Cora Ann Van Bebber Smith, Sisters and Brothers, Ruth, Opal, Flossie, Lonnie, Frank, Bill, Doyle, James, and Ralph.

Survivors; Wife, Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth “Chris” Smith; Daughter, Karen Manier and Husband, Charles, Jr.; Daughter-in-law, Cheryl Smith; Five Grandchildren; (Gary’s Three Children:) Nicole Saunders and Husband, Justin, Roger Lucas Smith, and Brianna E. Smith, (Karen’s Two Children:) Dutin and Jared Manier; Three Great-grandchildren; (Grandson Dustin’s Children:) Taylor, Logan, and Kaya Manier; Brother, Roy Gene Smith and Wife, Blanche; Sister, Wilma Muggridge and Husband, Gene; Special Sister-in-law and Second Mother, Kathleen “Kate” Smith; Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.  Mr. Smith’s Grandson, Dustin Garrette Manier and Fiance’, Gabrielle Davies will be getting Married and what was to be his Grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary in October.

Funeral Services Friday 11:00 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Gary Williams, Elder Russell Figueira, and Elder Joe Pritchard officiating.  Interment to follow at Hill Cemetery in Speedwell. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Walters Funeral Home.  Online condolences for Mr. Smith may be made at  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Roger “Rod” Smith.

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