Phillip R. Smith, 65 of Rogersville, TN, passed away Wednesday, March 13, at Tennova Health Care in Knoxville, TN. He was born October 13, 1947 in Middlesboro, KY, the son of the late William Smith and Thelma Sullivan. He was a Vietnam Veteran, Past Commander and a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post 1138 in Monroe, MI. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Linda Smith; son Sgt. First Class David R. Smith.
Survivors include his life partner, Arlena Kay Wolfenbarger; son, Phillip R. (Melissa) Smith of Monroe, MI; daughter, Jaclyn (Jeremy) Shipe of Monroe, MI; son, Phillip R. (Nicole) Smith Jr. of Geneseo, IL; son, Jonathan (Jennifer) Smith of Geneseo, IL; sister, Mrs. Larry (Sherry) Barnett; sister, Mrs. John (Tammy) Pearce; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Moore presiding.
Music will be provided by Rachel Beaupry.
Graveside services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 18, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN. where full military honors will be given at the graveside.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Creech Funeral Home. Online condolences and guestbook are available at www.creechfh.com
Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, KY is in charge of all arrangements.