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Obituary: William Rhoden Smith

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William Rhoden Smith, 83, of Brentwood, passed away Jan. 9, 2021 at his residence. 

Mr. Smith was born in Williamson County to the late Thomas Rhoden Smith and Winnie Agion Smith. He was a retired supervisor with Nashville Bridge Company and a member of Christ Church of Arrington.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Tommie Lou Raines and Peggy Conner and brother, James Thomas “Copperhead” Smith.

He’s survived by his wife of 64 years, Minnie Bagsby Smith; son, William “Bill” Rhoden Smith Jr.; daughter, Debbie Smith (Houston) Green; grandchildren Hunter Rhoden (Kelsey) Smith, Hailey (Carter) Lively, Angie (Kevin) Beasley and Tiffany (Bryan) Fisher; great-grandchildren Maggie Beasley, Brady Fisher and Maddox Fisher; and brother, John Wesley (Hazel) Smith.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Jeff Haynes officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in in Williamson Memorial Gardens. 

Active pallbearers will be Hunter Smith, Houston Green, Bryan Fisher, Kevin Beasley, Carter Lively, Doug Jones, Bill Jones, Rufus Bagsby and Charlie Bagsby. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Grubbs and members of Christ Church of Arrington.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home 3009 Columbia Ave Franklin, TN 37064, 615-794-2289,

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