George Burke Smith
(Feb. 11, 2013)
George Burke Smith of Vonore, passed
away Monday evening, Feb. 11, at his home. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic
Church in Lenoir City and a member of the Social Action, Social Justice Committee. He was also a
member of the East Tennessee Kairos Prison Ministry Community and an active participant in the
Rarity Bay Christian Men's Fellowship and Spiritual Study Group. George was a veteran of the U. S.
He was 72.
Preceded in death by: his
father, John F. Smith II.; mother, Mary V. Smith; and sister, Patricia A. Lehr.
Survivors include: wife-Deborah C. Smith;
Brothers-John F. Smith III and William J. Smith of Chicago;
Along with many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, throughout the
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Friday at
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at the
church with Father Christian Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery in
Lenoir City. A luncheon will be held in the St. Thomas Parish Family Life Center following the
graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic
Church or East Tennessee Kairos Prison Ministry. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, is in charge of