Marion “Derby” Smith, 88, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was born April 14, 1933, in Adair County, to the late Stanley and Myrtie Willis Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Wesley Smith on November 29, 2007, one brother, Mason Smith and two sisters, Mary Frances “Shorty” Brockman, Jeanette Gross.
Derby was a member and Deacon of Shiloh Christian Church, a life-long farmer, member of the Adair County Cattlemen’s Association, served on the FSA Board for many years and served as Magistrate on the Adair Fiscal Court.
His wife – Phyllis Reeves Smith of Columbia
One son and daughter-in-law – David and Julie Smith of Campbellsville
Two step-sons – Steven Dale Conover of Jamestown and Gary Cox Conover of Columbia
Two brothers – Marvin “Buck” Smith of Columbia and Maurice “Smitty” Smith of Tennessee
Three sisters – Sara Tupman of Brandenburg, Margie Dean Burton and Pat Bennett both of Louisville
Two grandchildren – Cody Dean Smith and Kyle David (Robin) Smith
Two great-grandchildren – Robby Kyle Smith and Kyler Adrian Smith
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Funeral service – Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin, Bro. Terry Shelley and Bro. Randy Young officiating
Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery
Visitation after 10:00 A.M. Sunday
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements