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Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00

Well-Known TN Technician Dies Unexpectedly

Johnny Arnold Smith, 58, died unexpectedly, Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Portland, TN.

He was born August 19, 1956 in Muncie, and is the son of Charles Thomas Smith and Katherine Dean Gold.

Smith was a well know auto body technician. He owned and operated Smith Brothers Auto Body in Muncie for ten years, reported He was currently employed with Goodlettsville Collision in Portland, TN, and had been in the auto body industry for 30 years.

Smith had been employed with Marsh Supermarket's for ten years.

He enjoyed boating, cooking, raising a garden, motorcycling, and most importantly, his family and friends.

According to, Smith is survived by his loving wife, Vickie Marie Smith of Portland, TN; his son, Kerry Leland Smith of Muncie; his father, Charles Thomas Smith (Cassandra) of Dunkirk; his mother, Katherine Dean Gold (Ronald) of Chesterfield; a brother, David Smith (Cindy Jo) of Warren; a sister, Pamela F. Garringer (Wade) of Springport; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive; his best friend, Marty Hester of Gallatin, TN.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Homer Riley, Agnes Smith, and Arnold "Papa" Smith.

Funeral services for Smith were held at the Garden View Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Coffman officiating.

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