Clifford Wilson Smith, 78, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Skyline Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Smith, Jerry Smith, Matthew Poole, Walter Darnall, Cole Jones, Connor Smith, Kyle Whittington, and J.W. Smith serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith was born December 5, 1942, in Nashville to the late Woodrow Wilson and Virginia Brown Smith. He was a retired machinist from Peterbilt and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Smith loved his job, working on vehicles, fishing, welding, listening to bluegrass, gospel, and country music. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and if he didn’t have a chore he was working on, then you would find him sitting and whittling with his always sharp pocketknife. It didn’t matter if he was working or taking leisure time, you most always heard him whistling whatever he was doing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: J.D., Clayton, Wendell, and Eugene Smith. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 59 years: Frances Dorris Smith of Greenbrier, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Ricky Smith of Greenbrier, Jerry and Becky Smith of Goodlettsville, David and Dana Smith of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law: Brenda and Bobby Whiting of Adairville, KY, by his brothers: Landon Smith of Springfield, Gary Smith of Guthrie, KY, by his sister: Maurine Smith of Nevada, and by his 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.