Born in Moore County to the late John W. and Ida Tankersley Martin.
Mrs. Smith worked during her life for Worth Sports as a baseball sewer and was a member of Hoover’s Grove Church of Christ for her entire life.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Smith, who died in 1979; two daughters, Julia Fay and Laura Kay Smith (1946); two sisters, Docia Coop (1980) and Mary Pollock (2000); one son-in-law, Joey Perkins (1994); one great granddaughter, Brooke Estfon (2006); and one granddaughter-in-law, Robin Smith (2011).
Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, Jonathan Smith and his wife Karla of Tullahoma and Jerry Smith and his wife Gayle of Huntland; two daughters, Judy Robinson and her husband Dwight of Moore County and Joy Perkins-Johnson and her husband Bob of Tullahoma; one sister Louella Pyle of Tullahoma; two nieces, Virginia Smith of Tullahoma and Suzanne Enzfelder of Orlando, Florida; one grandson, Robert Smith; 10 grandaughters, Kaylee Smith, Jill Estfon and her husband Jayson, Lora Fanning and her husband Brian, Ginny Brotemarkle and her husband Wade, Corynn Moyers and her husband Ed, McKenzi Fanning and her husband Michael, Amy Smith, Jana Smith, Shelley Freeman and her husband Dave, and Holli Lawson and her husband Mike; one honorary grandson, Travis Moore and his wife Carrie; one honorary granddaughter, Destiny Maddle; one very special former daughter-in-law, Yvonne Moore; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 10:00am at Hoover’s Grove Church of Christ with Bro’s. Jim Sanders, Pat Allison officiating.
Pallbearers will be Mike Lawson, Dave Freeman, Michael Fanning, Ed Moyers, Wade Brotemarkle, Jayson Estfon, Brian Fanning, Travis Moore and Robert Smith.
Burial will follow at Hoover’s Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Hospice Compassus at 110 East Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.