Jack J. Smith

Born in Latta, SC on November 20, 1923

Departed on November 19, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Jack J. Smith, age 94 of Hendersonville, went to be with his Heavenly Father Monday, November 19, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born November 20, 1923 in Latta, South Carolina to the late Samuel H. and Mary Snyder Smith. Jack is also preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Atkinson, Edward Smith, Charles Smith, Millard Smith and Donald Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Jean Smith; daughters, Lynette Tillman (Lynn) and Jacqueline “Jackie” Smith; grandchildren, Nina King (Ryan) and John Harper; great grandchildren, Myles, Natalie and Kaitlyn King; and sister, Mary C. Hardee.
Jack served his country during WWII and Korean War in the U.S. Navy; American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater and European-Africa Theater. After his military service, he attended Emery University in Atlanta, GA and took courses with National Trade School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jack worked for Unisys for 29 years as a field engineer and later moved into politics. He was elected to Davidson Court as a Magistrate and Justice of the Peace for 4 years, where he was always representing all people in his district.

Jack and his wife, Betty, have lived in Hendersonville since 1968 and was a member of First Baptist Church. Jack served on the Hendersonville Board of Mayor and Alderman, ward 2, from 1987 until 2002. He loved his work. Jack visited various nursing homes, the home bound and delivered for Meals on Wheels. Jack will be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23rd and from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24th at Hendersonville Funeral Home. A life celebration service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel with interment following at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

6 Comments to Jack J. Smith

  1. Shawna Martin
    November 20, 2018 4:33 pm

    Thinking of you all Aunt Betty, Jackie, Lynette and family with love.

  2. Bob and Rebecca Vanderpool
    November 21, 2018 9:34 am

    Our love and prayers to Mr Jack’s family. Mr Jack loved his family and his community. He always had time to talk with you even if you were from a different ward. He loved Hendersonville and always wanted the best for the town and surrounding communities.

  3. Tom Trisdale
    November 21, 2018 1:37 pm

    Jack Smith:A true American

  4. Phoenix, AZ
    November 30, 2018 10:36 am

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. We look forward to the time when our enemy, death, will be done away with and God will restore our dead loved ones back to life here on earth under much better conditions. (1 Corinthians 15:26; Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29) Until that time may your memories, prayer, and the comfort from family and friends help you through this very difficult time.

  5. Terri Beaubeaux
    November 30, 2018 5:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Smith’s passing. He and my dad were Deacons together for years at FBC Hendersonville. He was a good friend to my parents, Gerald and Carolyn Bobo. My condelences to his loved ones. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  6. James W. Miller and Joyce Miller
    December 4, 2018 12:32 pm

    My husband and I have known Jack and Betty for many years when we lived in Hendersonville. We now live in an independent living facility in Franklin, Tennessee. As often as we could get back to Hendersonville, we met Jack and Betty at the local McDonald’s to talk and catch up. We were grieved to read of the passing of that caring and amazing man. May healing come to Jack’s family and friends.

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