Douglas MacArthur "Mac" Smith

March 19, 1942 ~ February 6, 2019 (age 76)


Rogersville:  Douglas MacArthur "Mac" Smith, age 76, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019.  He was a native of Grundy, Virginia, and had lived in Rogersville for most of his life. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Education Degree from East Tennessee State University.  He received a Masters Degree of Aerospace Education and also an Education Specialist Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Mr. Smith was a teacher for 15 years, then principal for 20 years before retiring in 2001 at Hawkins County Elementary School.  He attended Rogersville Presbyterian Church. Mr. Smith was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army 1st Infantry.  He was a 50 year member of Union Lodge No. 7 A.F. and A.M., Junction City, KS.   Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Gusta Rowe Smith; brothers, Bobby Ray Smith, Charles A. Smith and Donnie Harold Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Robertson Smith;  daughter, Stacey E. Sheffield and husband, Bob of Brentwood; son, John R. Smith and wife, Beth of Johnson City; grandchildren, Addison Smith, Matthew Smith, Isabel Sheffield and Reese Sheffield; brothers, Ronnie Smith and wife, Karen of Melbourne, FL, Danny Smith and wife, Terri of Mt. Carmel; sister-in-law, Jackie Smith of Grundy, VA; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation hours will be 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Rogersville Presbyterian Church.  Masonic funeral rites will be performed by Overton Lodge No. 5 F. & A.M. prior to the funeral service.

Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Rogersville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Rodney Norris officiating.  Burial will follow in McKinney Cemetery with military honors provided by the Hawkins County Color Guard and Tennessee Army National Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hawkins County Imagination Library, P.O. Box 512, Rogersville, TN 37857 or Of One Accord Ministry, P.O. Box 207, Rogersville, TN 37857

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