Frank Page Smith, 89, a resident of Campbellsville his entire life and winter resident of Naples, Fla., died at 11:22 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Avow Hospice Home in Naples after an extended illness.
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Son of the late Proctor Ray Smith and Mary Katherine Page Smith, he was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Taylor County.
He professed faith in Christ and, in 2011, was honored for being the oldest, continuous male member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was discharged during World War II.
He was a member of Pitman Masonic Lodge #124 F&AM for more than 60 years.
He was a retired building contractor, developing three subdivisions, Green Acres, Holly Brook and Cedar Creek, and opening two streets, Southern Drive and Oriole Lane. He built about 500 houses in and around Campbellsville. He served on the Campbellsville Housing Board for 40 years.
He was Taylor County Fair Board president and was on the board of directors of Citizens Bank and Trust Co.
He will be remembered for his love of people and his love of travel.
He married Nell Tapscott on March 6, 1943.
Besides his wife of almost 71 years, Nell Tapscott Smith, he is survived by a son, William Ray Smith and his wife, Judy, of Campbellsville; a daughter, Janet Paige Feese and her husband, Mitchell, of Campbellsville; four grandchildren, Dr. Jeff Smith and his wife, Dr. Kristin Smith, of Raleigh, N.C.; Jennifer Toprani and her husband, Steve, of Monongahela, Pa.; Eric Lane and his wife, Kelly, of Campbellsville, and Kristi Jill Feese of Jamestown, Ky.; five great-grandchildren, Tommy Smith, Madalyn Smith, Madison Lane, Will Toprani and Sophie Paige Toprani; a sister, Frances Helen Faulkner of Campbellsville; a sister-in-law, Laura Etta Smith of Lebanon, Ky.; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Mason Elliot Lane; and a brother, Richard Lee Smith.
Funeral was Saturday, Dec. 14, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Drs. Mike O'Neal and James Jones officiated.
Entombment was in Brookside Mausoleum.
Family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Campbellsville Baptist Church Media Fund, Hospice of Central Kentucky or the
and can be made at the funeral home.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 Lebanon Ave.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Dec. 20, 2013