Joseph Turner Smith (1928 - 2014)

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Joseph Turner Smith

Murfreesboro, TN

Joseph Turner Smith, age 86 of Murfreesboro, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

He was a native of Tullahoma, TN and was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Lela Smith, and son, Clint Smith.

Mr. Smith was Director of Bands at Middle Tennessee State University for over 35 years. He was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ and enjoyed Boating at Old Hickory Lake, restoring cars, woodworking and travel.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 66 years, Billie Smith; children, Cynthia Keith of Murfreesboro, Jeff Smith and wife Lori of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Cindy Magana and husband Juan of Omaha, Nebraska, Jamin Keith of Murfreesboro, Cayce Keith of Murfreesboro, Monique Smith of Atlanta, Chase Smith of Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Landon Magana and Tallula Magana, both of Omaha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middle Tennessee State University Band of Blue Scholarship Fund.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, (615) 893-5151. www.woodfinchapel.com



Funeral Home
Woodfin Funeral Chapel
1488 LASCASSAS PIKE Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5151
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Tennessean on May 9, 2014
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