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John Reece Smith, age 70, of Rockwood, passed away April 29, 2020 at his home. He was born October 31, 1949 in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rockwood. He was a retired bank president at Regions Bank and served at several banks and started out at First National Bank in Kingston as a teller when he was 16 years old. He served on many civic boards in the Rockwood area. He was active in United Way and Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Patsy Smith; daughters: Christina (David) Kidwell of Rockwood and Mary Joe (Steve) Grove of Berea, Kentucky; sons: Jimmy Reece (Melissa) Smith of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Carlos Gongelez of Rockwood, and Manuel Gongelez of Rockwood; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and special friends: Kimberly Jones of Rockwood and Mary Ann Emerson of Spring City. The family would like to send a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice in Sweetwater and the family request memorials to Michael Dunn at 629 Gallaher Rd, Kingston, TN 37763. Cremation arrangements have been finalized.

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