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Mr. Fred Blair Smythe, 78, Green Co./Adair native (1937-2016)

He was a native of Columbia, Adair County, KY, the son of the late Fred Rich Smythe and Lois Blair Smythe. His wife, Alice Thompson Smythe, survives. He leaves 35 direct living descendants. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with Batesville Casket Company, and was an Electrician for Techno. Mr. Smythe was also a veteran having served in the United States Navy from 1956 until 1960.
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Mr. Fred Blair Smythe of Hardyville, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 78 years, 7 months, and 24 days of age.

The funeral services for Mr. Fred Blair Smythe will be conducted at 2pmCT, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Asbury-Center Cemetery in Metcalfe County. Bro. Wayne Wilson officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-8pmCT, Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Sunday until time of the funeral service.


Mr. Fred Blair Smythe, 78, Green Co./Adair native (1937-2016)

Mr. Fred Blair Smythe of Hardyville, Kentucky, was the son of the late Fred Rich Smythe and Lois Blair Smythe. He was born on November 12, 1937 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 78 years, 7 months, and 24 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with Batesville Casket Company, and was an Electrician for Techno. Mr. Smythe was also a veteran having served in the United States Navy from 1956 until 1960.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Alice Thompson Smythe of Hardyville, having united in marriage on September 27, 1980.

Other survivors include:
  • His children and their spouses: Robin Allen, Wendy and Tony Moore all of Glasgow, KY; Doug and Jeanie Smythe, Brenda and Dan Pate, Janet and Steven Bush all of Tennessee; Terry and Sherry Stotts of Hardyville, KY

  • Thirteen grandchildren: Andrew Wood, Alesa and Matt Tyree, Whitney and Zack Isenberg, Kelly Smith, Kim Tomlinson, Kevin McWilliams, Nikki and Jordan Gregory, Zachary Stotts, Whitney Shea and Will Curd, Amanda Nicole Judd, Sara Ann Pate, Jackson Bush, and Mandy Davis

  • Sixteen great-grandchildren

  • Two sisters and a brother-in-law: Margaret "Sue" Dowell of Columbia, KY; and Bobbie and Donald McKinney of Danville, KY

  • An aunt: Betty Smith of Russell Springs, KY

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
Mr. Smythe was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Dawn Judd; a great-grandson, Cole Thomas Tidwell; amnd a brother and sister: Paul Allen Smythe and Jane Corbin.

Send condolences to the family of Mr. Fred Blair Smythe

The Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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