Carl Smith, 73, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 5, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He entered into rest at his home, surrounded by family and friends.
Carl was born in Jonesborough, Washington Co TN, and was a life long resident of Kingsport, TN. He served in the United States Air Force from 1958 – 1962. Carl retired from General Shale after 28 years of employment. He was a cherished member of the Moose Lodge, 972 and the Kingsport Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved the Tennessee Volunteers and the New York Yankees.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Mowdy Smith; brothers, James 'Jimmy' Avery Smith, and Bobby J. Smith; and longtime girlfriend, Anita Stewart.
Carl is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Mullins and husband, Cpt. Heath Mullins; stepsons, Ted Frazier and wife, and James Beck and wife; stepdaughters, Kim Grissom and husband, and Renee Bishop and fiancé; grandchildren, Joseph and Nathan Frazier, Konnor and Keegan Beck, and Allen Gentry; brothers, Willard Smith, Billy Jack Smith, and Johnny Smith; sisters, Nina Kate McClain and Stella Fauver; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.
The family is overwhelmingly grateful to caregiver and longtime friend, Delores Smith, and the Caris Healthcare Program.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Posts 3/265.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Inc. Mid-South Division, 508 Princeton Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601.