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Obituary: Fred T. “Tommy” Smith

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Fred T. “Tommy” Smith

Fred T. “Tommy” Smith

Fred T. “Tommy” Smith, 64, of Columbia, passed away Aug. 11, 2020 at his home. 

Mr. Smith was the son of the late Fred Riley “Bear” Smith and Mildred Thompson Smith. He was a native of Williamson County, grew up in the Ash Hill Community and graduated from Bethesda High School. He was a hardworking man who loved farming. 

Tommy worked for the Williamson and Maury Farmers Co-Op for many years and several construction jobs. He was also a former employee of Williamson and Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Homes as well as the Williamson County Highway Department for a short time before he became ill. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 23 years, Kathy Chapman Smith, who passed away in April 2019. He leaves behind children David (Ed Harker) Smith, Christie Griffitt (Jay) Scott, Melissa Griffitt and Cody Gidcomb; siblings Peggy (Steve) Fisher and Danny Smith; and grandchildren Douglas Kelley, Christi (Brandon) Pewitt, Hunter Reynolds, Savannah (Blake) Brumley, Braden, Nick, Trent and Jackson Gidcomb, Chloe, Cainon and Kate Kelley, Cassie and Callie Pewitt and Carson Reynolds. 

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 at the Godwin Chapel Cemetery, Jim Taylor and Bro. Thomas Culberson officiating. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers will be Ed Harker, Blake Brumley, Brandon Pewitt, Jeremy Chapman, Jeff Holt and Clay Holt. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Robinson, Ricky Anderson and the staff of Williamson and Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Homes. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Godwin Chapel Cemetery Fund in care of Spring Hill Memorial Park and Funeral Home.


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