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Jack Roy Smith

April 22, 1933 October 2, 2019
Jack Roy Smith
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Obituary for Jack Roy Smith

ETC Jack Roy Smith (U.S. Navy retired), 86, of Corbin, KY passed away October 2, 2019 at home from natural causes.

Jack was born April 22, 1933 in Meadow Creek, KY to the late Jenny Siler Smith Powers and Thomas Crittenton Smith. He was the younger brother of Arnold Smith and the older brother to Faye Holbrook, Bob Powers, Elma Wells, Kathy Miller, and Paul Powers. They were raised in the Meadow Creek community and Jack attended Poplar Creek School and in 1949 graduated at the age of 16 from Knox Central High School. That summer after turning 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy, beginning a distinguished career that lasted over 20 years. Jack distinguished himself in combat both in the Korean and Vietnam wars, was awarded numerous personal and unit commendations before advancing to his final rank of Chief Petty Officer.

In 1954 he married his lifetime love, Sadie O’Dell Mackey of Rockholds, KY. Their union produced four children; Michael Roy Smith, Robin Smith Haines, Thomas Anthony Smith and Jasper Douglas Smith.

After Jack’s successful career in service to our great nation, he moved his family back home to Williamsburg, KY and launched his next career: first, as a salesman for Faulkner and Taylor Furniture, then as founder and owner of O’Dells Fine Jewelry in Williamsburg, the first of five locations in the surrounding communities. Jack was a deacon and active member of First Baptist Church in Williamsburg and was involved in numerous civic organizations including Rotary, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, VFW, DAV, University of Cumberlands 12th Man Club, and the Whitley County Cattlemen’s Association.

Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sadie O’Dell Mackey Smith; his children, Michael R. (Karen), Robin Haines (Steven), Thomas A. (Dinah), and Jasper D. (Lisa). His grandchildren, Kristin M. Smith, Branden Haines, Tyler Smith, Ashlee Valentine, Joshua Haines, Megan Davis, Dustin Smith, Jacqueline Arnold and 17+ great grandchildren. He has been proceeded in death and survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends close enough to be considered family; in fact Jack was quoted many times stating he was kin to most of Eastern Kentucky.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the funeral hour on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg.

The Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Friday, October 4, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Ande Myers officiating. He will be laid to rest following Military Graveside Honors in the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery.


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Visitation

Friday

4

Oct

10:00 AM 10/4/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/4/2019 12:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

5th Street
Williamsburg, KY 40701

First Baptist Church
5th Street Williamsburg 40701 KY
United States

Funeral

Friday

4

Oct

12:00 PM 10/4/2019 12:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

5th Street
Williamsburg, KY 40701

First Baptist Church
5th Street Williamsburg 40701 KY
United States

Interment

Friday

4

Oct

1:00 PM 10/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery

Cemetery Road
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery
Cemetery Road Williamsburg 40769 KY
United States

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Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Road
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Cemetery Road Williamsburg 40769 KY
United States
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