Fred Smith, Jr.

Fred Smith, Jr.

July 17, 1938 - January 18, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Fred Smith, Jr., announces his passing on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the age of 80.  Fred was born on July 17, 1938, to the late Fred and Martha Smith in Knox County, Kentucky.

Fred Jr. will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Marie Overbay Smith, and his granddaughters Heather Faulkner (Chris) and Holly Hart (Jake).  He will also be fondly remembered by five great grandchildren: Zachery, Troy, and Emma Faulkner and Elsie Jane and Elijah Hart; and by four siblings: Criss Smith (Wanda), Frank C. Smith (Elizabeth), Jimmy Smith, and Kathleen Johnson (David), as well as many beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Fred Jr. was preceded in death by his daughter, Marva Gaye Gibbs (Terry); brother, JD Smith (Shirley); and nephew, Fred Smith (Fran).

Fred was a member of Keck Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Siler and Rev. David Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in Betty Frost Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 P.M. Monday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

  • Clyde Trent
    Posted at 21:27h, 19 January Reply

    Sad day for knox county , the loss of a good man and friend so sorry to have found out of his passing . he will be missed !

  • Joe Humfleet
    Posted at 13:21h, 20 January Reply

    More than a neighbor more than a friend.loved this man and Will miss him greatly. Years ago when I needed a friend he came looking for me. Helped me through a bad time.

  • Laura Webster
    Posted at 13:24h, 20 January Reply

    I am sorry. Upon learning of a fred smith passing away. I called his wife patty learning i had the wrong Fred. My mistake and I apologize, i broke down an cried, glad now that I was wrong. Im sorry about your husband passing, we never knew one another. Laura.

  • Tammy Smith
    Posted at 00:48h, 22 January Reply

    I loved this man like a papaw. He was always so kind to me. The world lost a great man, but heaven gained an amazing soul. Will love and miss you Pap!!

  • Tony Morris
    Posted at 23:55h, 23 January Reply

    So sorry to hear that Junior passed. He and dad were good friends and worked together many years. He was a great man and will be missed. Mom and I send our most sincere condolences and prayers.

  • Elizabeta
    Posted at 17:22h, 31 January Reply

    To the family and friends of Fred Smith Jr,
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one, Fred. After reading other condolences I can appreciate what a special person Fred was. These words from the scriptures helped me when I experienced the death of a loved one “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) This scripture helps us to understand another future promise, “And no resident will say: “I am sick….” (Isaiah 33:24) We all look forward to the time when these promises are fulfilled. I hope these words from the Scriptures bring you a measure of comfort. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

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