Jerry Wayne (Smitty) Smith
Jerry Wayne (Smitty) Smith, age 69, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN.
Smitty was born on September 17, 1952, to William “Bill” and Betty Smith in Lawrence County, Tennessee. From the day he was born, he was always a fighter. As a baby, he spent many days in the hospital, showing how hard he would fight any battle he came across. He was very social and never met a stranger. You could sit down next to him, not knowing you, and you would leave with him knowing everything about you. He had a way about himself that allowed people to open up to him and talk to him.
He loved to fish and camp with his family. He would ride around at the lake on his golf cart saying hello and catching up with all his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed supporting Tennessee Volunteers football. He had a unique sense of humor, and was quick-witted and fun. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. He cherished every moment he had with them and will be forever close in their hearts. His granddaughters were the love of his life. He was called PaPa by his granddaughters and all their friends.
Smitty has been reunited with his brother: Tony Smith; and his beloved dog: Bentley.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 49 years: Deb Smith; son: Kris (Lori) Smith; granddaughters: Emma and Gracee Smith; parents: Bill and Betty Smith; siblings: Jeff (Linda) Smith, Joan (Jimmy) Konig, and Judy (Danny) Dickson; and sister-in-law: Angie Smith.
A service for Smitty was held on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, TN with William Owens officiating. Williams Funeral Home was entrusted with the care of the Smith family. Condolences may be offered by way of: www.williamsfh.com.