Funeral services for Mr. James "J.B." Smith, age 78, of the Taylors Crossroads Community will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Gore will officiate. Burial will be in the Fellowship Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Monday evening from 5 until 9 p.m.
Mr. J.B. Smith passed from this life on Sunday morning, April 30, 2017 at the Overton County Health & Rehab. He was born on September 8, 1938 to the late Edward Grover & Verdie Ann Spicer Smith in Overton County. He attended the Church of Christ at Antioch. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard. He loved farming and making music, he played a variety of musical instruments, he loved telling stories, and being with his friends at the Independence Community Center.
Mr. J.B. Smith is survived by his wife, Ruby Dean Taylor Smith of the Taylors Cross Roads community; son, Terry Smith & wife Micki of Livingston, TN; daughter, Patricia McCandless & husband James of Baxter, TN; grandchildren Michael Smith & wife Felecia of Rickman, TN, Meghan Smith of Livingston, TN; great grandchild, Bronson Smith of Rickman, TN; brothers, Bill Smith & wife Elise of Anderson, IN, Dustin Smith & wife Becky of the Oklahoma, & Loyd Smith & wife Shirley, of Monroe, TN; Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Shelia Smith; brother, Vechel Smith; sisters, Lola Conner, Alma Conner, Jewel Newberry, Ruby Smith, & Delcie Heiny.
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