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Willie J. Smith, Jr.

Obituary 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. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Willie J. Smith, Jr., please visit our floral store.

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My name is Guy Moore I served with Willie J in Vietnam. He was like a brother to me. I thought the world of him back then . He was a wonderful brother to all of us that served with him. I always thought Willie and I would see each other again, but at least i got to talk to him on the phone, and i was very happy to hear his voice again. My Condolences to his family----Rest In Peace My Brother

guy p moore Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

Willie & I spent most of a year in combat with each other. He has always had a place in my memory. Wonderful man and great soldier. my condolences to all those left behind.

don sholty Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family

Marsha Conkin Miles Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM

Kathey, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you & your family.

Darlene Wheat Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve and Janie TURNER Meadows Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM