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Memorial for Henry Joe Smith

Born in Sullivan County, TN on Jun. 17, 1934
Departed on Oct. 7, 2008 and resided in Kingsport, TN.
Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Service: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Cemetery: East Lawn Memorial Park
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Henry Joe Smith, 74, of Kingsport, died Tuesday morning, October 7, 2008, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, Mr. Smith had worked for Mason-Dixon Truck Lines as computer operations manager for 23 years. He then was co-owner of Charter Data Systems in Bristol, Tennessee, until his retirement in January of 2000. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. He was a Christian of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Henry and Mary Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jess and Mary Lemmons.

Surviving are his wife, Arica "Slim" Lemmons Smith of the home; one daughter, Michelle Hatley and husband Tom of Kingsport; one son, Mike Smith and wife Annette of Clinton, TN; four grandchildren, Cheyenne Trunnell and husband Phil, Joey Smith and wife Susan, Ben Smith, Austin Hatley; two great-grandsons, Caleb and Samuel Trunnell; two sisters, Shirley Dorton of Kingsport, Trula Johnson of Frederick, Maryland; one sister-in-law, Lowanda Brown of Fall Branch; and several nieces.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport and any time at the home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Ralph M. Kidd officiating. The eulogy will be given by Wallace Grills.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Those attending the graveside service should meet at Hamlett-Dobson by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kingsport Hematology Oncology and
Radiation Oncology for their special care.

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