Benjamin "Benny" E. Smith, age 74, of Newport,
passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Smith was a lifetime member of the Newport Rescue
Squad, and a member of Harned Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Harrison
and Beatrice Irene Smith; and his daughter Donna Smith.
He is survived by his wife Gay Nell Smith; son and
daughter-in-law, Jason and Jen Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and
Ricky Ball of Newport, Michelle and Terry Finchum of Dandridge; daughter Tanya
Smith of Newport; grandchildren, Craig and Eddie Campbell, Ashley and Logan
Foust, Nicole Ball, Kenzie Smith, Alex Smith, Jacee Smith; step-grandchildren,
Tyler and Zak Finchum; great-grandchildren, Isaac Campbell, Ashlyn Campbell,
Truslin Story, Zakiah Story and August Story; and mother-in-law, Unave Cobble
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday,
January 8, 2013 at Manes Funeral Home. The funeral services will be held at
2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Harned Chapel United Methodist Church,
with Rev. Rick Spell and Rev. David Neel officiating. Burial will follow in
Harned Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Family and friends may sign the guest register online at
Manes Funeral Home in charge.