Willie J. Smith Jr. age 72 of Tompkinsville passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Willie J. Smith Sr., and Salud “Sally” (Sejane) Smith on July 9, 1947. He married Kathy (Keith) Smith on August 9, 1968. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam, and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Kathey; two daughters, Tammy (Michael) Goolsby, Joy (B.J.) Wilborn; one son, Tommy (Angela) Smith; one sister Ann (Smith) Knight; two special nephews; Noah and Jake Slaughter, seven grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister Kathy Smith.
A drive-thru visitation will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2020, from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.at Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Attendees are asked to remain inside their vehicle at all times, you will be given a chance to sign the register book, receive a memorial folder and will be able to show their support and love to the family of Mr. Smith.
All other services will be private, with burial in the Neal Cemetery.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to assist the family with final expenses and may be left at the funeral home.
Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Smith.
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