Frank Denton Smith


Frank Denton Smith, 84, passed away Aug. 25, 2019, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He was born Sept. 23, 1934, in Overton County, to Haskell Smith and Myrtle Hill Smith. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda Moretz Smith; son, Edward Smith (Kathy Dooley-Smith) of Brentwood; granddaughters, Kassie and Sidney Dooley-Smith of Brentwood; sister, Nell Daily; sisters-in-law, Barbara Smith and Jean Moretz Smith (Paul); and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edgar Smith; and brother-in-law, Walter Daily.
Upon graduation in 1953 from Rickman High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years as a corpsman in the Strategic Air Command unit. He was honorable discharged on Aug. 3, 1957, at the rank of A1C. After his discharge, Frank moved to Crossville and accepted a position at Cumberland Medical Center where he worked as an x-ray technician for 46 and retired in 2003.
A memorial service was held Sept. 1 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cumberland Medical Center's Cancer Center.
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Published on September 3, 2019
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