Mr. Jessie Smith, age 64 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Tanner Medical Center on Monday, March 18, 2013.
Funeral services for Mr. Smith were conducted on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. from the Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Scott Hannah officiating. Those serving as pallbearers were Dock Smith, Cole Smith, John Smith, John Smith, Jr., Herschel Smith, and David Smith.
Mr. Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1948, the son of the late Myrtle Christine Strawn Smith and Dock Hershel Smith. Until the onset of his illness he was a truck driver for the Priority Freight Line. He was a Christian by faith. “Mr. Jessie” was a warm friendly person who greeted everyone he knew with a hug. His cheery personality made him a favorite to all who knew him. He was a wonderful, husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Ann Broughton Smith of Franklin, GA.; two sons, Jesse Logan and Stephen Smith also of Franklin, GA.; two step daughters, Erin Schlecht of Marion OH., and Kristin Pfeferle of Hamilton, OH.; one step son, Chuck Ellsworth of Marion, OH.; three brothers, Herschel Smith of Heflin, GA., John S. Smith (Louise) of Franklin, GA., and David Smith (Carol) of Burch Run MI.; and five grandchildren.
The Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.