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Paul Leland Smith

November 7, 1950 ~ December 5, 2018 (age 68)

Paul Leland Smith, age 68 of Athens passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Life Care of Athens.  A native of Honolulu, Hawaii and resident of McMinn County most of his life.  He was the son of the late Alton Loyd and Mildred Irene Davis Smith. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens and taught school at Athens Junior High School. He then became an attorney and practiced law as well as served as a Juvenile Court Magistrate.  He loved to play and coach softball, as well as follow the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Wesleyan University sports teams.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am CST, Monday, December 10, 2018 at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta, Tennessee.

The interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Sparta. The body will lie-in-state from 9-11 am before the service at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta, TN.

There will also be visitation from 2-4 pm EST, Saturday  December 8, 2018 at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, TN.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tennessee Wesleyan University 204 E. College Street, Athens TN, 37303.

Laycock Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens and Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta will be in charge of the arrangements.

Donations may be made to:

Tennessee Wesleyan University
204 E. College St, Athens TN 37303
Tel: 1-423-745-7504

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