Luther Leslie "Luke" Smith
Jul 22, 2013
Luther Leslie \"Luke\" Smith
July 22, 2013
Luther Leslie \"Luke\" Smith, 72, of Niota, died Monday, July 22, 2013.
He was a member of Union McMinn Baptist Church, was retired from the McMinn County Highway Department and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennette Stephens Smith; his parents, James \"Jim\" and Lucille Smith; three brothers, James Ray Smith and two infants; and one sister, Gladys Hughes.
Survivors include one son, Kevin L. Smith of Rhea County; three sisters, Callie Jean Hearron of Niota, Louise Oliver of Maryville, and Frances Lones of Sweetwater; one brother, Horace \"Buck\" Smith of Niota; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alene and Norman Lones of Sweetwater, Irene Lee of Madisonville, and Pryor and Myrtle Stephens of Athens; two special friends, Peggy Smith of Niota, and Bill Owenby of Athens; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Kyker Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Alexander and Brian Coffee officiating.
Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday in Sweetwater Memorial Park with full military honors provided by Sweetwater Gold Star VFW Post 5156 and members of Monroe County DAV Chapter 93.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.