Joel T. SmithOctober 23, 1935 ~ June 8, 2017 (age 81)
Joel T. Smith, age 81, of Douglas, Ga. passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born on October 23, 1935, in Douglas, Ga. to the late William Manning Smith and Lovie Merritt Smith.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty Hursey Smith of Douglas, Ga.; two sons, William M. (Tracy) Smith of Lithia Springs, Ga. and Joel A. Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Amanda Smith Simpson, Garrett Myers, and Spencer Myers; two great-grandchildren, Holden Meyers and Avery Simpson; sister, Carolyn (Jimmy) Weeks of Douglas, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m at Sims Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Tanner Baptist Church with Rev. Buddy Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Tanner Baptist Church Cemetery. Sims Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.