Harry Lee Smith, 99, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home in Morrison. He was a native of Cannon Co.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Darla LaRue Wright Smith of Morrison; children, Warren (Lennieann) Smith of Gallatin and children, Gina and Bo, Charles (Billi Jo) Burnette of Waverly and children, Corey, Kyle, Matt, J.C. and Kate, Steve (Gail) Burnette of Mt. Juliet and children, Stephanie and Brandon and Vicky Burnette Smith of Morrison and her children, Shannon, Theresa, Stanley and Joshua. Also surviving are his 28 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John McAdoo Smith and Mandy Jane Haley Smith and siblings, Etta Seaton, Mina Smith, Jodie Atwood, Bob Smith, Maurice Smith, Herman Smith, and Alice May Sanders.
A member of the Woodbury 7th Day Adventist church, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and served in WWII. During the Korean conflict, he entered the Army National Guard where he served as a Criminal Investigator in Germany and later retired from the National Guard. At the time of his passing, he was the oldest living veteran in Cannon Co.
Mr. Smith lived a full life and held many jobs and hobbies. Those included, being one of the first TN Wildlife Resource Officer and a gunsmith. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #774 where he was Past Master, Shriners and Scottish Rites. His greatest joy in life was playing his guitar. He got to perform with Grandpa Jones, and he would come to Mr. Smith’s house to go fishing.
Mr. Smith’s granddaughter, Theresa Carter never left his side the last 3 days of his life and came to take care of him everyday. His daughter, Vicky Smith moved in to take care of him after his last procedure in March 2020. His great grandson, Nicholas Barrett moved in next door after he was discharged from the Army. Nicholas spent the last few years, spending time daily with his Paw listening to his stories about life and helping take care of him.
Memorial services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 6 pm, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 with Pastor Dennis Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.
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