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Johnny Frank Carmichael Smith

Manchester - Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Frank Carmichael Smith, age 58 of Smyrna, will be conducted on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Scotty Sorrels and Reverend Chuck Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday prior to the service from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Mr. Smith passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

He was born on December 26, 1960 in Coffee County, TN to the late Ewell and Patsy Smith. Johnny took pride in his work as a truck driver, employed by Universal Environmental Services for the last 16 years. He also enjoyed many years of volunteer service to the Boy Scouts of America. He loved music, camping with friends and family, and learning something new every day. He was a loyal and generous husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Smith. He is survived by his loving wife, Louanne Smith; daughter Kelsey Barber; son Joshua Smith; brother Ricky Smith; granddaughter Julianne Barber; nephews Jonathan and David Smith; and niece Rebekah Mingle.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Johnny’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Smith family.

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Jackie Jensen says:

So many happy memories of family holiday's, listening to Johnny's stories about his many travels. I'm forever grateful for the times with him at Paw Paw's house sharing-TEACHING me about respect for the truck drivers out there working so hard for all of us. Thoughts and prayers for Louanne, Kelsey, Josh, Ricky and the rest of the family as they go through these next difficult days ahead. Prayers for comfort through the many happy memories of times spent with Johnny. He'll be loved and missed forever.

Kelly Jensen says:

Louanne, I love you and family so much. I wish I was there! I am so glad I got to visit with you both when you were here last. You will be in my prayers!

Tina Anderson says:

It was the Spring of 2002 when I first met Johnny. I'd just bought my house next door and Johnny introduced himself and said if I ever needed anything, not to hesitate to come come over. I had no idea at the time how much that would come to mean to me. Johnny and Louanne became more than just friends, they became a part of my family. I've lost my big brother.

I'll miss his laugh and joking around, making fun of us blondes. Even the other night, when I hit their mailbox, he said, "Don't worry about it, Kelsey took it out first", Laughing! And then offered to replace my antenna that the mailbox got. That's just how Johnny was. He had a big personality and a big heart...and a memory for trivia that was uncanny. And he could cook! I'd cheat on my diet for some of his food! I'm so glad to have had nearly 20 years of memories with Johnny, snippets of pictures in my mind; like the time he said he'd till Louanne's garden up and we came out to find him on the lawnmower, holding the tiller behind him, tilling total redneck style! Oh my, did we get a kick out of that! These are the memories we will all hold close to our hearts. It will not be the same without you here, Johnny, but we'll all be here, keeping your memory alive. I loved you, big brother!

Larry Hill says:

To the Smith family . I am truly sorry for your loss. Johnny and I worked at universal for many years together. He was excellent employee , great driver and friend. Prayers are with you and your family. I will be attending Monday to pay my respects. He is in God's hands now. R. I.P my friend

Charlie Gattis says:

So sorry to hear about Johnny today. Ewell and I worked together as State Troopers. I have know Johnny for many years and remember him growing up and the things he would get into just being a boy. He was a fun guy to be around. May God comfort the hearts of his family as only he can in times like this. I will not be able to attend the service.

Cindy Bryan says:

Johnny was a good friend of my brother. I remember Johnny always being kind and friendly, one of the nice guys. I pray you feel God's peace and comfort.

Bonnie Anderson and Hillary Selvin says:

We have had the pleasure of getting to know Johnny and Louanne through all the years of being my sister Tina's next door neighbor. You have become family and we will miss seeing Johnny when we visit. My last memory is him and Louanne grabbing chairs and hanging with us at Poole Knobs campground while we visited from Montana this summer. Such a kind man gone too soon.

Holly Anderson says:

So sorry for your loss. Johnny was a Great man a will be so missed.

Charlotte Jensen-Dolezal says:

Dearest Louanne and family,
I am so sorry about Johnny. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all. Charlotte Jensen-Dolezal

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
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