Luther Leslie Smith
(July 22, 2013)
Luther Leslie “Luke” Smith of Niota, passed away on Monday, July 22. He was a member of Union McMinn Baptist
Church, retired from the McMinn County Highway Department and a veteran of the
He was 72.
Preceded in death by: his wife, Jennette Stephens Smith; parents,
James “Jim” and Lucille Smith; two infant brothers and a brother, James Ray
Smith; sister, Gladys Hughes.
Survivors include: his son-Kevin L. Smith of Rhea County;
Sisters-Callie Jean Hearron of Niota; Louise Oliver of Maryville;
Frances Lones of Sweetwater;
Brother: Horace “Buck” Smith of Niota;
Sisters and brothers-in-law-Alene and the late Norman Lones of
Sweetwater; Irene Lee of Madisonville; Pryor and Myrtle Stephens of Athens;
Special friends-Peggy Smith of Niota; and Bill Owenby of Athens; and
A host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday July 25, from 5-7 p.m. at
Kyker Funeral Homes, Sweetwater, with the funeral service to follow. in Kyker’s
Chapel with Rev. Doug Alexander and Brian Coffee officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m., Friday in the Sweetwater Memorial Park with
full military honors provide by the Sweetwater Gold Star V.F.W. Post 5156 and members of the Monroe County
DAV Chapter 93. Kyker Funeral Homes,
Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements.