November 17, 1955 - June 20, 2013
John Byron Smothers, 57, of Bruceton, passed away on Thursday, June 20, at
his home in Bruceton. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel
with Bro. Bob Conley ofﬁ ciating. Burial followed at New Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock.
Pallbearers who served were Joel King, Edward Birdwell, Eddie Jean Dupree, Kevin Newsom, Andrew
Smothers, Tyler Smothers, Ricky Foster, and Terry Bell.
Mr. Smothers was born on Nov. 17, 1955, in Bruceton, to the late John Taylor
Smothers and Hettie Jane Noles Smothers. He worked for Broadway Construction, was a member of
Prospect Baptist Church and the Bruceton Lions Club. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death
by two grandsons, John Paul and Daniel Lynn Bell.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Replogle Smothers of Camden; two
daughters, Mary Leigh (Kevin) Newsom of Smyrna and Elizabeth Kay (Terry) Bell of Linden; two sons,
Andrew Taylor (Kristina) Smothers of Somerville and Tyler Grant (Apphifany) Smothers of Memphis;
two sisters, Nelda (Melvin) Durham of Waverly and Ruth (Hal) Eason of Bruceton; two brothers, Buddy
(Joyce) Smothers and Ernie (Stacey), both of Hollow Rock; six grandchildren, Makayle Elizabeth
Bell, Charles Bryon Smothers, Jessica Janis Smothers, Emmaleigh Grace Newsom, James Paul Bell and
Bryce Taylor Smothers; and many nieces and nephews.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.