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Marshall Gene (Boe) Smith was born January 23, 1942 in Bolivar County, Mississippi the son of the late Grover Eugene and Gracie Margarite Antrim Smith. He was united in marriage to Emma Loucille Burns on January 25, 1992. Mrs. Smith preceded him in death on March 29, 2006. Boe, as he was affectionately known, loved his job farming with Gary Shelton. He loved to rabbit hunt, he would sit on the tailgate of his truck and listen to the beagles run. Although he did not attend church on a regular basis, he was of a strong faith and had a close relationship with God. Mr. Smith departed this life on July 15, 2011 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 69 Years, 5 Months, 22 Days. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Long and husband Jimmy of New Johnsonville, TN, Angela McKee and husband James of New Iberia, LA; two sons, Dennis Smith of Memphis, TN, Greg Smith and wife Angie Kay of Ramer, TN; a brother, Joseph Dean (Buddy) Smith of Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Tammy Hooper and husband Brian of Camden, TN, David Long and wife Sonya of New Johnsonville, TN, Dustin Davis and wife Shelly of Henderson, TN, Bryan Davis and wife Jennifer of Marked Tree, AR, Heather Davis of New Iberia, LA, Blake Smith and wife Kim of Munford, TN, Clay Smith of Cordova, TN; twelve great grandchildren, Drayton Davis, Bailey Davis, Mason Davis, Jayce Davis, Daniel Long, Dawson Hooper, Austin Long, Drake Smith, Tyler Smith, Cayden Davis, Nicholas Davis, Katie Davis; a very special friend, Pearlene Garner of Bethel Springs, TN; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Gracie Ann (Smith) Battles, Sarah Jane (Smith) Sinclair; a grandchild, April Davis; a great-grandchild, Julian Davis.
Services will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Ben Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
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