Garrett Cecil Smith, Jr.


Mr. Garrett Cecil Smith, Sr., 90, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Compassionate Care Center.
Mr. Smith, the son of Reuben Smith and Dorothy Moore Smith Cobb, was born in Fount, Kentucky on May 7, 1929. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He also retired from Eastern Kentucky University after many years of service. For over 60 years, he has been a member of the Richmond Masonic Lodge #25 F.& A.M.
On July 20, 1951, Mr. Smith united in marriage to Catherine Burroughs Smith who survives.
Other survivors include: three sons: Garrett C. Smith, Jr. and wife Diane of Richmond; Henry Elton Smith of Berea and William Allan Smith and wife Ida of Richmond; two daughters: Patricia Ann Smith of Alexandria, NC and Karen Jean Lovin and husband Larry of Milford, OH; his brother: Charles Smith; two half-brothers: John Marshall "J.M." Cobb and wife Norma Jean and Wade "W.B." Cobb; two half-sisters: Elta Lee Cobb and Mattie Ruth Young and husband Johnny; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and special family friends Carrie LeMasters, Susan Anderson, and Patricia Novak.
A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, July 8, 2019, at Madison County Memorial Gardens with full military rites observed.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis, TN 38105.
Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Dennis Brown Hacker
Jul 13, 2019
It is my sincere wish to convey sympathy in this time of grief to the Smith family. I knew Garrett from his employment at Eastern Kentucky University. We shared many stories from our Navy service. He was a Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Cook, and I was a Boatswain's Mate. Lots of sea stories. Deep regards.