Lyndel Paul Smith, age 80, of Tusculum, passed away Sunday afternoon at Brookdale Senior Living.
He retired from Food City and Greene Valley Developmental Center. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Survivors include sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Charlotte Tweed, Brenda and Kenneth Malone, Glen and Brenda Malone, Pauline B. Malone and Dorothy Smith; special nieces and nephews: John and Myra Darnell, Tammy Jones, Tonya and Joey Cloyd, Terra Graham, Kevin Malone, Jimmy Southerland, Debra Jo Boles, Jeannie Smith, Jerry Harmon, Roger Harmon, Alan Smith, Phyllis Randolph, and Lori Dearstone; great-nieces and great-nephews: Kelsey and Josh Gibson, Devin and Kelsi Darnell, Adalynn and Alec Jones, Madison Graham, Sierra Cloyd, Dylan, Haley, and Peyton Malone and numerous other great-nieces and great-nephews; special caregivers: Nancy Rogers, Elsie Johnson, Della Phillips, and Dale Fann.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years: Betty Jean Smith on February 3, 2019; his parents: John Robert and Bertha Mae Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law: Helen and Arthur Southerland, Sarah Anna and Woodrow Harmon; brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert Smith, Rebert and Mamie Smith, and Doyle and Edna Smith; brothers-in-law: Don D. Malone, Bobby R. Malone, and Kay Tweed; sister-in-law: Mitzi Malone; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Hubert A. and Selma Bales Malone; nephews: Chris and Keith Malone.
The body will lie in state at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home from 1 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday for family and friends to pay their respects. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Doughty-Stevens Chapel. The Rev. Mike Hensley and the Rev. Roger Ealey will officiate. Committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Maria Grimm officiating.
Active pallbearers will be John Darnell, Joey Cloyd, Brad Peters, Jerry Smith, Chris Gray, Arthur Ricker, J.D. Randolph and Gary Brooks. Honorary pallbearers will be neighbors, friends of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and the staff of Brookdale Senior Living and Amedisys Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 876 Mt. Zion Road, Afton, TN 37616.
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