Willie N. Smith
12 - 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013
Scales and Sons Chapel
Visitation With The Family:
12 - 1 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013
Antioch Baptist Church, 1001 N. Spring St, Murfreesboro, TN
Celebration of Life Service:
1 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013
Antioch Baptist Church, 1001 N. Spring St. Murfreesboro, TN
The Service of Committal &Interment:
following the service on Monday, August 26, 2013
"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
~ I Corinthians 15:52
Willie Nathaniel "Tutter" Smith was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Mrs. Mattie Geraldine Alsup and the late Mr. Willie Smith on June 19, 1948. He transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
He served in the United States Army and received two Purple Hearts for his outstanding service during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, Willie was employed as a work leader for 29 years
in Environmental services at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, until his retiring in 2009.
Willie was united in holy matrimony to Johnnie Avant, who preceded him in death on August 26, 2011.
He attended Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death also by his brother, Stanley Smith; grandparents,Herbert and Katherine Harris; and step-father, Eddie Alsup.
Willie leaves behind to cherish his unconditional love and memories, an extremely loving and devoted mother, Mattie Geraldine Alsup; son, Eddie (Dorothy) Smith; two daughters, Hazel Franklin, and Tiffany Smith; four grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren; also left behind to see him again two brothers, Raymond Alsup, and Jeff Odom; two sisters, Eugenia Hathaway, and Linda Franklin; two loving and devoted aunts, Helen Norman, and Annie Sue Lawrence; two devoted nephews, Damien Smith and Cutrell Smith; devoted uncle, Bobby Fletcher; devoted cousin, Annie Sue Johnson; mother-in-law, Louise Avant; two step-children; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; extended family, The Alsups'; devoted friends, Demetrius Jones; Bryd and Faye Haynes; Deloris McCullough, Ann Hook, Jean Smith; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.