OBITUARY: Cecil Earl Smith Jr.


Cecil Earl Smith Jr, was born on December 18, 1937 and passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Cecil was born to Cecil Earl Smith and Willie Mae Smith in Lumberton, Mississippi.

He is survived by his sister Nina Myers of Memphis, Tennessee and his sons Michael Earl Smith (wife Melody Smith) and William Barney Smith MD (wife Carol Nix Smith).

He is also survived by his four grandchildren; Bradford-Ann Gipson, Lauren Smith Webb, Emily Petty and Dr. William Braden Smith.

He was a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and Department Director of Sunday School at Broodmoor Baptist Church in Memphis. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Hendersonville for several years till his death.

He was an avid golfer and won senior championships of Sumner County and Fairvue Country Club where he was a founding member. He was a football coach and won three back-to-back championships at Brownsville Road Elementary School in Memphis.

He is to be buried beside his wife of 57 years Patricia Johnson Smith and son Wendel Carey Smith on May 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park in Memphis.

Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin, 100 E. Albert Gallatin Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066. 615-452-7115. Obituary line 615-452-5900. E-mail: [email protected].


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