MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. - John P. Smith, 81, of Sacramento, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 4:30PM at Western KY Veterans Center in Hanson. Mr. Smith was born January 2, 1932 in Decatur, IL. He was a minister at Providence Primative Baptist Church. He lived his faith, loved to read his Bible, and be surrounded by family. He was a KY Colonel and U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Smith; mother Ruby Smith; five brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lois Laverne Smith; daughters Melanie (James) Pharris of Hanson and Tammie Wilson of Madisonville; son John P. (Bridgett) Smith of Hanson; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00AM at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento, with Rev. Steve Whitaker officiating, assisted by other ministers from Primative Baptist Church. Burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.
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