Marlin James Smith, 80, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, at his residence.
He was a son of the late James Russell and Esther Marie Soliday Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ellseworth Smith.
Mr. Smith was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lee Smith, of the home; seven children; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shelva Blakeman, Greeneville, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Smith family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.