Mr. Billy Leo Smith, 93 of Covington, passed away on the evening of September 9, 2019 at the Covington Care Center. Mr. Smith was a graduate of Byars Hall High School, a Master Sgt. in the United States Army that attended the Augusta Military Academy in 1944 in Ft. Defiance, VA and served in World War II where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington where he served as a deacon, Bank Director of Tipton County Bank and was the owner of the Smith Oil Company, and was a huge University of Tennessee Football fan.
Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Leo Smith (Jody) of Brownsville; his daughter, Marcella Smith of Memphis; and his two step-grandchildren, Abby Mackey (Matt) and Wes Crossett. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Webb Smith; his parents, Mal and Virgie Hathcock Smith; and by his step-grandson, Drew Crossett.
The services for Mr. Smith will be held on Thursday, September 12, at 12:00 PM with visitation starting at 11:00 AM. Interment will then follow in R. H. Munford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be sent to the Make A Wish Foundation or to the donors choice.
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