Doris O. Smith, age 87, of Bean Station went to be with the Lord and Heaven gained another soul on Friday, August 28, 2020. She was a longtime active member of Barnards Grove Baptist Church in Bean Station. She loved her Lord, her church and church family. Doris was saved at an early age at Adriel’s Missionary Baptist Church in Bean Station and occasionally returned there to worship with her brothers and sisters in Christ. She also had attended and loved the church family at McBride Missionary Baptist Church in Morristown. Doris enjoyed church and community socials and was a staple at Christian events. She was a very enthusiastic member of the Bean Station Senior Citizens Center, attending nearly daily, and worked diligently to help with their Annual Golf Tournament. Doris was a member of the Tate Springs Eastern Star in Bean Station. She worked at Hayter Printing in Morristown for over 20 years, and frequently reminisced about her time and friends there. She loved spending time with her boys, grandchildren, family, friends, and her community. One of her favorite activities was cooking Sunday dinner after church for her family. When asked how she was, her favorite expression was “I’m too blessed to be depressed”. Doris was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother and friend, deeply loved by her family and friends, and will be dearly missed.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, John Charles “Jack” Smith; parents, Newt and Cora Kirkham; sisters and brothers, Gladys (Junior) Mullins, Howard (Dorothy) Kirkham, Howell (Beulah) Kirkham, Powell (Liza) Kirkham, Frank (Francis) Kirkham, and Viva Wyatt.
She is survived by her sons, Mike, Johnny (Lori); Tim (Kelly) Smith; four grandchildren; Mica, Stephanie, Sylvia and Charlie; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Louise Murphy (Larry); special friends, Hugh and Rebecca Henry, as well as a host of other family, special friends and neighbors.
The family wishes to extend distinct appreciation to Eileen Mishko, Bobbie Smith, The Heritage Center and its staff members, and Amedisys Hospice Care and its staff members.
The family will receive friends from 2:00- 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 30,2020 in the East Chapel of Allen Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, a private funeral service will be held at 5:30 p.m. with Reverend Roger Porter officiating. Graveside services are planned for 10:00 am Monday, August 31, 2020 in Hamblen Memory Gardens.
All those attending services are asked to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing.
Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home in Morristown.
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