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Darel Smothers

December 16, 1936 — February 27, 2019

Mr. William Darel Smothers, age 82 of Camden, TN passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Smothers was born on December 16, 1936 in Benton County to the late Millard Smothers and Geraldine Kee. He was also preceded in death by his wife Nannie Elizabeth Hancock Smothers and brother in law Brown Herrin.  Mr. Smothers was a retired business co-owner of S & W Pallet. Mr. Smothers had the idea in 1973 to start a pallet company in Camden which grew into S & W Pallet Co. They employed as many as 88 people at one time. Previously he also worked at Hardy Sand Company for 18 years as a Lab tech.   He was an active member of the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and former Secretary & Sunday School Teacher. He loved to travel, hunt quail and do woodworking. He has many friends from around the country from traveling to gun shows and being an avid gun collector. Mr. Smothers was also a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Camden Masonic lodge 179.

Survived include:

Close Personal Friend: Lynda Berry of Big Sandy, TN

Step Daughters: Barbara Albert of Dickson, TN  

                                  Diane Graves of Clarksville, TN

Sisters: Sue Herrin of Camden, TN

                Lois (Jackie) Wimberly of Camden, TN

Several Nieces and Nephews

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11 am at the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Thompson and Bro. Arzell Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery.

Visitation with the Smothers family will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 pm at the Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel and again on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 8:00-11:00 am at the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.

A Masonic service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm at the Oakdale Funeral Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 1, 2019

5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home - Camden

401 Hwy 641 N, Camden, TN 38320

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Visitation

Saturday, February 2, 2019

8:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home

401 HWY 641, Camden, TN 38320

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church

55 Crossroads Church Rd, Camden, TN 38320

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