Burl Smith, age 74, 105 Village Lane, Unicoi, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Unic oi County Memorial Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a son of the late Frank and Belle Whitson Smith.
Mr. Smith always loved going to church and attended Hampton Free Will Baptist Church for as long as his health permitted.
He retired from Harris Tarkett in Johnson City after being employed there for 33 years. Mr. Smith also enjoyed being outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Allen Smith; two brothers, Manis Smith and Kenneth Smith; two sisters, Jean Smith and June Gaddy.
Mr. Smith is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Doris Jean Honeycutt Smith; one son, Jeff Smith and wife, Paula, Green Mountain, North Carolina; one granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Smith, who was very special to him, Mikayla Thomason, Teah Thomason and Gracelyn Burnett; mother-in-law, Naomi Bryant Honeycutt; brother-in-law, Bud Honeycutt and wife, Gail; sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Hill and husband, Richard, all of Unicoi; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Joseph “Jody” Honeycutt; special friends, Steve and Brenda Rainbolt, Unicoi, Elsie Garland, Unicoi, Essie Foster and her daughters, Diane and Nancy, Unicoi. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Amedysis Home Health, Kathy Francis and Lincare.
Funeral service for Mr. Smith will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend David Greene and Reverend Bill Osborne will officiate. Special music will be provided by The Greene's.
Active pallbearers will be Richard Hill, Steve Rainbolt, Bud Honeycutt, Jody Honeycutt, Corey McInturff and Bradley Ellison.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.
The committal service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Jones Cemetery.
Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Smith family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Smith family. (423) 743-1381.