Marvin L. Smith, Jr., 98, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday May 18, 2020 at North Crest Health. A private family graveside service will be conducted Thursday May 21st in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Martin Babb officiating. There will be no public visitation.
Mr. Smith was born January 18, 1922 in Clarksville to the late Marvin L. and Viola Gilbert Smith, Sr. He was a graduate of Springfield High School and went on to attend the Bowling Green Business University. Mr. Smith a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Naval Pilot and Instructor with the Naval Pilot Aviation Program. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church for 86 years, where he enjoyed supporting the many outreaches and functions of the church. Much of his business career was centered around the tobacco industry, and he was an owner in Better Block Company, INC. in Springfield. Mr. Smith served on the Robertson County Airport Authority for 29 years. He enjoyed anything that allowed him to be outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Joseph “Joe” Smith and Rebecca “Sue” Roe. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 69 years: Pauline “Polly” Holmes Smith of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Marvin L. “Lee” and Pam Smith, III of Springfield, by his grandson and granddaughter-in-law: Craig and Mallory Smith of Nashville, by his brother and sisters-in-law: Robert H. “Bob” and Pat Smith of McKinney, TX and Elizabeth Smith of Springfield. Mr. Marvin’s first great grandchild will arrive in September of this year and will be his great grandson.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Baptist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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