October 25, 2020

Mr. John Tillman Smith

5ee74f2c-132b-41d9-b33f-2ed173863689Mr. John Tillman Smith, 79, of LaGrange, GA passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice.

Mr. Smith was born July 25, 1937 in Heard County, GA, son of the late Arthur Jackson Smith and Annie Mae Pittman Smith. He was Baptist by faith and was employed with Milliken as a truck driver until his retirement, and later worked for Vaughn Cartage. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Smith enjoyed gardening, fishing, and the outdoors. He loved cooking and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carlene Smith; son, Paul Booker; seven siblings.

Survivors include his sons, Tim Booker, Arthur Smith, and Rick Smith; grandchildren, Daniel Browning, Shelly Booker, Chrissy Booker, Sammy Booker, Toney Booker, Erica Tracy, Savannah Smith, and Jacob Smith; numerous great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Gathering of family and friends will be on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Friday, April 7, 2017 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Jerry Scarborough and Reverend Jimmy McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in Meadoway Gardens Cemetery.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary of Lagrange.


  1. Tesia McCormick says

    So sorry to hear about this. Tillman was just a good man, he loved Carlene so much. Many, many days I would see him coming to visit her in the hospital. He took such good care of her. I felt so sorry for him when she died, he lost his best friend. So many times I saw them fishing together, they both loved it so much. I know He & Carlene are together again now, Never to part. God Bless this Family. I Loved You Both.

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