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Calvary Tabernacle of God
Saturday April 3rd, 2021

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Calvary Tabernacle of God
Saturday April 3rd, 2021

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Rev. Herbert Edward Smith

HERBERT E. SMITH,  age 91 of Athens, Tenn. went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., , a son of the late Sim Luther and Emma Elrod Smith and preceded in death by his wife: of 72 years Jo Smith, five sisters: Lillie, Billie, Polly, Molly, and Carolyn and four brothers: Arants, James, Luther, and Virdmon along with one granddaughter: Joanna Smith.  Herbert was retired from Bowater after more than 35 years of employment. He was the bishop and senior pastor of Calvary Tabernacle of God in Athens. 
Survivors: Daughter: Jane Bennett of Calhoun, Ga., Two Sons and daughters: Steve and Robbie of Athens, Tenn., Mike and Becky Smith of Athens, Tenn. seven grandchildren: Holli Huling, Pam Costa, Stephanie Plunkett, Isaac Smith, Andrew Bennett, Seth Smith and Isaiah Smith, eight great grandchildren several nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Calvary Tabernacle of God in Athens with Bryan Huling, Matthew Plunkett, Mike Smith (whose message will be brought through a letter that is read by his brother), Isaac Smith and Walter King officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Matthew Plunkett, Andrew Bennett, Isaac Smith, Seth Smith, Bryson Huling, and Isaiah Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Tabernacle of God Benevolent Fund, 2820 Congress Parkway, Athens, TN 37303. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Herbert-Smith  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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Uncle Herbert was always the sweetest man, I am saddened to hear of his death. Fathers day in 1958 I had spent the night with Aunt Jo and her family, and after she had spent some time on a phone call, she pulled me into her lap and told me that during the night my daddy had passed away. My world just fell apart. I was hysterical, but Uncle Herbert wrapt me up in his arms and just prayed for me. I have often thanked God for letting me be in their home that morning, because I needed Aunt Jo and Uncle Herberts quiet strength.Jane, Steve, and Mike, I pray that each of you will forever remember the goodness that was your Dad.

Shirley Whitener-Strong Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

Sending all our love may God bless .

Joey Dodson Apr 3 2021 12:00 AM

Brother Herbert will be greatly missed I thank the lord for me to be able to know him and his teachings over the years he was a great man and loved the lord very much praying for the family love you brother Herbert and the family

Mitzi Munoz Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM