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April 20, 2014

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Herbert H. Smith

Published: 04/16/2013

Herbert H. Smith

Died: April 15, 2013

KINGSPORT -- Herbert Hoover Smith, 85, of Kingsport, passed away Monday at Holston Valley Medical Center.

He was born July 4, 1927, in Wise County, Va., to Robert Wood Smith and wife, Edith Moore Smith.

He was a wonderful, loving husband, a beloved father and grandfather.

Herbert had made Kingsport his home for the last 60 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a veteran of World War II aboard the USS E.G. Small, and the Korean War aboard the USS Wasp.

He retired from Holston Auto Supply Company as vice-president and sales manager.

Herbert was a past member of the Kingsport Optimist Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years: Arlis Farmer Smith of Kingsport; a daughter and son-in-law: Kimberly and Tony Gardner of Colonial Heights; a son and daughter-in-law: Woody and Teresa Smith of Greeneville; two special grandchildren: Jessica Smith of Johnson City and Kevin Smith of Greeneville; a stepgrandson: Davey Fellers, and wife, Jamie Fellers of Baileyton; a stepgranddaughter: Lori Barkley, and husband, Greg Barkley, of Jonesborough; and three stepgreat-grandchildren: Hayden Fellers, Emma Barkley, and Benjamin Barkley; a brother-in-law; and several sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edith; a daughter, Melissa Smith Larkins; a brother, Kerwin Smith; and an infant sister, Dorothy Smith.

A private family graveside service will be held 3 p.m. today in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post No. 3/265.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Herbert H. Smith family.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

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