Gordon L. Smith, 85, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:58 A.M. at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow.
He was born July 12, 1934, in Adair County, to the late Tom and Mary Frances Furkins Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Smith, five brothers, Rufus, Garnett, Richard, James and Davis Allen Smith, and four sisters, Dorothy Perry, Louise Stotts, Jewell Hardin and Shirley Gilpin. Gordon was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Columbia Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, formerly employed by Ingersoll Rand and a farmer.
His wife of 63 years – Carline McKinney Smith of Columbia
Two sons and daughters-in-law – Dale and Cindy Smith, Kenny and Robin Smith all of Columbia
One daughter and son-in-law – Lou Ann and Darrell Carter of Columbia
One sister – Sue Wilson of Columbia
Six grandchildren – Shaunah Ritter, Bryant Smith, Conor Smith, Paige Donnelly, Mason Carter, Carli Ann Carter
One great-grandchild – Briley Kate Donnelly
Several other relatives and friends
Funeral service – Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating
Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097
Visitation after 4:00 P.M. Wednesday
Casket Bearers: Dale Smith, Kenny Smith, Mason Carter, Bryant Smith, Conor Smith, Darrell Carter
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements