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James Glenn Smith
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James Glenn Smith of Oak Ridge, died November 14, 2017 at Life Care Center of Blount County.
Mr. Smith and his twin brother, Ben, were born on September 3, 1924 in Cumberland Gap, TN, to Charlie Jones Smith and Ollie Jane Brooks Smith.
He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He served three years aboard a Destroyer, the USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390), in the Pacific Theater as a Radioman. He entered Lincoln Memorial University in 1946 after his Navy service and graduated with a B. S. Degree in Business Administration in 1950. He was a member of the varsity tennis team and a member of Alpha Lambda Zeta fraternity. He married Audrey Brock on December 26, 1954.
Mr. Smith retired from the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission. He began his employment in the Budget and Reports Division on June 18, 1951. He transferred to Technical Information Services in 1957 as a Management Analyst and became Assistant Chief of the Document Management Branch in 1959. At the time of his retirement, he was Director of Microphotography and Distribution Division of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. He retired with thirty-seven years of Government service.
Mr. Smith was an active member of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, having served as a Deacon, Trustee, a member of various committees, and was Treasurer for twenty-six years.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Members 1st Federal Credit Union and in other capacities including chairman of the Investment Committee, member of the Credit Committee and Loan Officer. He was a member of Retired Federal Employees and a member of the Lincoln Memorial University Alumni Association. He served as President of the LMU National Alumni Association and also was President of the Oak Ridge Chapter. He enjoyed playing tennis for several years with the Oak Ridge City League. He held season tickets for UT football for many years. He also enjoyed camping, hiking, and working out with his friends at the National Fitness Center.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Audrey Brock Smith; sister, Margaret Taylor; and nephew, Andrew Sharp.
He is survived by his sons and their wives, Dr. Steven James Smith and Susan DePersio Smith of Knoxville and Dr. Douglas Glenn Smith and Dr. Cathy Cooley Smith of Maryville; grandchildren, Garrett Smith; Natalie Smith Rock and husband Hunter; Harrison and Stuart Smith; Graham Smith and Caroline Smith Cole and husband Audie; twin brother, Ben Smith of Oak Ridge; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and David Sharp; nieces, Anna Jane Kronimus, Laura Young and husband Don; nephews, Gary Smith and wife Debbie, Larry Smith and wife Jennifer; Dr. John Sharp and wife Whitney and other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10 – 11am at First Baptist Church. The memorial service will follow at the church with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. The burial at Oak Ridge Memorial Park will be private with military honors by the US Navy Honor Guard.
The family asks that any memorials be given in his name to First Baptist Church Renovation Project, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Saturday

25

Nov

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Saturday

25

Nov

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


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First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Designate: First Baptist Church Renovation Project
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