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Obituary: Harold Smith, 83, Taylor Co., KY

He was a highly regarded citizen of Taylor County. He served in World War II as a U.S. Marine and will be accorded full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. He was retired from Fruit of the Loom. He was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church and was a former pastor of churches in Breckenridge, Mercer, and Marion Counties of Kentucky

Harold Smith, 83, Campbellsville, KY, died at 11:15amCT, Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. James Jones and Rev. Ken Forman. Entombment will be at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 3878 Greensburg RD, Campbellsville, KY, with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT, Monday, August 2, 2010, at the Parrott & Ramsey FuneralHome in Campbellsville.

Pallbearers: Kevin Fireline, Desten Smith, Dick Nelson, Jonathan Smith, Ron Rafferty, and Jimmy Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Shely's Sunday School Class of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Harold Smith, Taylor County, KY (1926-2010)

Harold Smith of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late John Owsley Smith Sr. and Lucy Mitchell Smith, was born in Taylor Co., KY, September 5, 1926. He died at 11:15amCT, Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and 26 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Marines.

He was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville with thirty plus years service and former pastor of churches in Breckenridge, Mercer, and Marion Counties.

He united in marriage to Winona Hay June 29, 1947.

Besides his wife, Winona Smith, he is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and one son: Sue Ellen Knifley and husband, Robert of Campbellsville, KY; and John C. Smith and wife, Judy of Hopkinsville, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Kristi Anne Fireline and husband, Kevin of Bowling Green, KY; Amy Lynn Knifley of Campbellsville, KY; and Jonathan C. Smith of Lexington, KY

  • One great-grandson, Xander Hill of Bowling Green, KY

  • One sister and one brother: Marianne Markert and husband, Bill of Shelbyville, KY; and David Smith and wife, Kay of Richmond, KY

  • Brother-in-law: Jimmy Wheeler of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Lee Knifley, February 14, 1994 and one brother and one sister, Owsley Smith Jr. December 26, 1989 and Catherine Wheeler, December 31, 2009.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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