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Obituary: Paul E. Smith, 79, Taylor Co., KY

He was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired U.S. Postal employee, a member of the Gideons, and was an amateur radio operator

Paul E. Smith of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late Samuel Garnett Smith and Mary Rice Smith, was born March 19, 1931, in Springfleld, Illinois. He died at 10:30amET, Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Campbellsville, KY. He was 79.

A celebration of the life of Paul E. Smith will be at 11amET/10amCT,, Monday, October 18, 2010 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. James Collison. Burial will be in the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Highway 208, Lebanon, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT, Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Robby Bryant, Wendy Bryant, Scott Burress, Nathan Rhodes, Nicholas Rhodes, Ben Smith, and Corey Smith.

Paul E. Smith, Taylor Co., KY (1931 - 2010)

Paul E. Smith of Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, son of the late Samuel Garnett Smith and Mary Rice Smith, was born March 19, 1931, in Springfleld, Sangamon Co., IL. He died Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY at the age of 79 years, 6 months, and 25 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of Gideon's International and an Amateur Radio operator.

He was a retired employee of the U. S. Postal Service.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He united in marriage to Marina Brooke December 8, 1954 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Besides his wife, Marina Smith of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and two daughters: Debbie Fleming and fiancee, Andy Folena, Steve Smith and wife, Vicki and Sherri Rhodes and husband, Dean, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Eight grandchildren: Scott Burress of Louisville, KY; Wendy Smith Bryant and husband, Robby and Nathan Rhodes and wife, Elisha of Campbellsville, KY; Nicholas Rhodes of Lexington, KY; Ben Smith and wife, Emily, Bryan Smith, Adam Smith and wife, Danielle, and Corey Smith of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five great grandchildren

  • A brother, Howard Smith of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lee Smith, September 9, 1990; a grandson, Travis Lee Smith, May 13, 1984; and a brother and two sisters: Thomas Smith, Mildred Ruth Smith and Mable Louise Petrey.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Gideon Bibles and these may be made at the funeral home.

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

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