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Willie "Rex" Smith, 83, of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
Mr. Smith was born to Willie Eugene and Mable Hunt Smith on Nov. 26, 1933, in Barren County, Kentucky.
Rex was a member of Central Church of Christ and a talented musician. He was a proud member of the Preston Highway String Band that plays bluegrass music in nursing homes and assisted care facilities. Rex loved bringing joy to hundreds of our community's elderly.
Mr. Smith is preceded in death by parents, Willie and Mable Smith; a brother, Everett Smith; and a sister, Juanita Doolin.
Mr. Smith leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 56 years, Rebecca Smith; a daughter, Renee Sullivan (Tim); a son, Ricky Smith; four grandchildren, Aaron Sullivan, Tyler and Andrew Smith, and Cara Popp (Steven); two great-grandchildren, Savannah and Tyler Popp; three sisters, Helen Eaton, Ruby Gosnell, and Dianne Steenbergen; two brothers, Ray Smith (Janice) and Carroll Smith (Nell); a sister-in-law, Marie Smith; and his favorite furry companion, Abigail.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home, with burial at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Friends and family may pay their respects on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m. EST, at Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, 4895 N. Preston Hwy. (at Brooks Road), and visitation will be at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus of Louisville.
Published on January 23, 2017
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