8/14/14 — Benjamin Alcott Smith

Benjamin Alcott Smith, age 87 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on August 8, 2014 after a brief stay at the Medical Center of Manchester.

He was born April 15, 1927 to William and Sammie Daughtry Smith. 

Ben was employed with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a Materials Clerk (SB5)  for 36 years and was an avid hunter and fisherman who speny many years following his children in baseball, softball and High School band. In retirement he spent his time caring for his wife, Ruth L. Smith,  during her illness until her death in 2008. Ben was a member of the Manchester City Water Board for 17 years.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ben was preceded in death by a beloved son, Jason Smith and a sister and her husband, Ellen and Art Longstreth.

He is survived by one daughter, Sheri Prince of Shelbyville, TN; one son, Curtis Smith and his wife Treiva of Goosepond, TN; two granddaughters, Laura Hatfield of Shelbyville, TN and Tambra Clouse and her husband Travis of Manchester, TN; a great-grandson, Parker Jason Clouse of Manchester, TN; and a host of friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.  –  3:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will follow on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at the Beans Creek Church of Christ Cemetery in Hillsboro, TN.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.flower 13