Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee – Mr. Billy Eugene Smartt, 80, passed away Wednesday July 3, 2019 at STRHS-Sewanee Hospital. He was born in Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee on September 22, 1938 to Louie and Martha Pickett Smartt who preceded him in death along with brothers, Earl Landis and Charles L. Smartt; sister, Opal Loretta Layne.
He attended Antioch Baptist Church and was a retired Poultry Farmer, Welder, Electrican, coal miner and loved his family and a good joke. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie Thomas Smartt; son, Billy (Alisa Ann) Smartt; daughters, Dottie Jean (Jeff) Giles, Lee Ann (Lebron) Reeves, Cindy (Russell) Nunley and Shannon (Garrick) Nunley; brothers, James Allen Smartt, Jeff (Wanda) Smartt, Johnny (Debbie) Smartt, Tommy (Kris) Smartt; sisters, Judy (Bob) Pliley, Marsha Conte and Nadine (George) Locke; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be 1:00 PM Sunday at Swiss Colony Cemetery. Vistation: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Sunday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com