D L Smith

Born in Huntsville, Alabama on June 25, 1928

Departed on April 13, 2017 and resided in Pegram, TN

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Age 88, of Pegram, passed away April 13, 2017.
Mr. Smith was a strong, kind, friendly, jolly & dedicated man who set a great example for those that knew him. He lived his life by the “Golden Rule” do unto others as you would have them do unto you. He enjoyed camping; going on vacation to the beach or mountains, eating hot peppers and onions and most of all spending time with his family. In his younger years he also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and in his later year, riding his John Deere. He was a great man that will be deeply missed but cherished forever.
Preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Martha Smith; son, Ronald Smith. Survived by his adoring children, Donna Cowart (Dale) & Steve Smith; grandchildren, Jeremy Gaddes, Brandy Self (Mark), Kristi Rhodes (Roger), Kacie Smith, Brian Smith & Melanie Perez-Lugones (Ignacio); 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Ragan; several nieces, nephews & extended family members.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN
A Life Celebration will be held 11:00am, Tuesday April 18th with Rev. Jeff DeWees officiating. Burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 3:00pm -8:00pm, Monday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN, 37221 harpethhills.com, 615-646-9292

3 Comments to D L Smith

  1. Susie
    April 14, 2017 2:36 pm

    So loved “Stud Muffin.” Anyone who had ever seen him at the YMCA totally understands. He was just a “people magnet.” No disrespect ever intened!! Such a fun, great natured man. Never met a stranger. Love to all the family and friends. I can just imagine Martha and him cutting loose on the dance floor with Ronnie not far away! ?

  2. Linda Adkins-Scolaro
    April 14, 2017 6:12 pm

    My mom’s brother, Uncle DL…I will remember him as one half of the greatest marriage that I’ve ever known…he and my Aunt Martha…I witnessed it first hand when I was a young girl, invited along on vacation with them to Florida…his arm was always stretched out across the back of the front car seat, just to touch Aunt Martha…his quiet love and kindness always amazed me, as he drove all those miles with two giggling girls and two pestering boys in the back seats…I watched from out in the Gulf as he paced the beach, keeping a watchful eye on us girls when we got caught in the undertow and finally swam to safety…later, in the quiet of the evening, I listen as his wife quietly voiced her tiredness from the heat and chores of the busy day camping and he again, lovingly touched her shoulder, then willingly helped her finish making our dinner…it was my aunt and uncles love that colored every one of those days, bright and happy days, spent on the beach. I’ve always cherished those memories. ..I know, that love…lives on in the hearts of anyone who was lucky enough to know them…I will always remember them…together.

  3. Tabitha
    April 17, 2017 3:58 pm

    Mr.Smith will be greatly missed by all his neighbors.we will miss our evening walks to the end of the road to watch the sunset and talk about old times with him .He was a great blessing to all of us .

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