Brian Charlton Smith – Class of 1976
BRIAN CHARLTON SMITH, the one who was deaf in this life, is today hearing angels sing. Brian went home to be with the Lord in Hickory Withe, TN, on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, after battling pancreatic cancer for eight years. He was born on November 25, 1960 and was 48 years old. He graduated from Harrison-Chilhowie Baptist Academy and retired from the United States Post Office. Mr. Smith was a member of Kirby Woods Baptist Church. He was a beloved son and cherished brother. He leaves behind, just for a season, his parents, Herbert and Charlene Smith; his sisters, Deborah Wright, Marcia Isbell; his brother, Glenn Smith, and a stepson, Ben Tan. We now have more treasures in heaven. We would like to give special thanks to all those who have been kind and helpful to Brian and his family, especially Jeannine Lindsay, Jody Rhodes, Helen Patino, Anne Morgan, Jeanne Bingham, Heather, and all the other hospice
workers who have been so kind and giving. Brian was a fun loving person who loved nature. He planted flowers to attract butterflies; loved animals and rescued many. He spent his last days enjoying a beautiful aquarium and watching nesting bluebirds and flowers blooming.
Visitation will be 5-8 P.M., Friday, June 19 at Forest Hill East Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:30 P.M., Saturday at the funeral home with interment to follow in Forest Hill East Cemetery.
Special thanks to Robert “Bob” Crowell who took the photo on left last
February 23, 2009.