Fern Ingle Smith

May 30, 1932 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 89)


Fern Ingle Smith, age 89 of Columbia, Tennessee passed away Monday, May 23,2022

Fern was born in Flat Creek (Bedford County), Tennessee on May 30, 1932, Daughter of the late Carl and Annie Ruth Ingle.  She married Billy Dean Smith on July 27th, 1957 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State College. She worked as a Home Economist for Florida Power and later in life as the Director of the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s Children’s Enrichment Center. She loved people, animals (especially horses & birds), roses and antiques.

Fern was preceded in death by her husband Bill D. Smith. 

Survivors include her sons Christopher Todd Smith of New York City, Cameron Lynn Smith of College Grove, Tennessee, grandsons Payne William Smith and Preston Ingle Smith of Spring Hill, Tennessee, and nephews Stephen E. (Ann) Wilhoite DDS of Cartersville, Georgia & Scott L. (Jean) Wilhoite MD of Knoxville, Tennessee and four great nieces & nephews.

Graveside will be held at 1:00PM, Friday, June 17th, 2022, at Lynchburg Cemetery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Friends of The Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764 ( in loving memory of Fern Ingle Smith.

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Graveside Service
June 17, 2022

1:00 PM
Lynchburg Cemetery
Lynchburg Highway
Lynchburg, TN 37352

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