Gordon L. Smith, 85, of Columbia, Ky, 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.
Survivors include; 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 will be 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