John Lewis Smith, 75, of Oak Ridge

John Lewis Smith, 75, of Oak Ridge, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Faith Promise Church.  John was a veteran and Sgt. of the United States Army and served for 24 years. Throughout his life he loved drawing and wood working.  He is preceded in death by his brothers, Leroy and Ernest Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Elizabeth Smith of Oak Ridge; children, Cecelia Woods & husband Roy, Cheri Lutman, & Whitney Chisholm; 8 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends 4:00-6:00 pm, Monday, August 8, 2022, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.  His funeral service will follow in the chapel with Rev. Zac Stephens officiating.  John’s graveside will be 11:00 am, Tuesday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with full military honors at graveside.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Holley Gamble Funeral Home, P.O. Box 327, Clinton, TN  37717. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.  holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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