January 28, 2022

SMITH, Claude

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Claude Eugene Smith, age 79, of Claude Smith Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky.
Claude was born on May 11, 1942 in Williamsburg, Kentucky to the late Hubert and Rhoda (Lawson) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Smith; and sisters, Joie Lee Leach, Ethel Farrington and Brenda Cote.
Claude was the co-owner of Claude Smith and Son Flooring from 1986 to 2011. He started Claude's Carpet from 1972 to 1986. Claude's business motto was "Step On It". He was a member of Williamsburg Masonic Lodge #490 F & AM, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Williamsburg Shriner. He was very active in the local community and enjoyed the outdoors with his sons and sons-in-law. Most importantly he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carolyn (Parker) Smith of Williamsburg; four children, Robin Burr (Paul) of Berea, Kentucky, Cindy Speicher (Greg) of Burleson, Texas, Tim Smith (Melanie) of Williamsburg and James Matthew Smith (Melissa Jo) of Williamsburg; nine grandchildren, Zack Burr, Samantha Burr, Kyle Speicher, Brandi Rhoades, Annie Jo Smith, Elizabeth Hester, Brooklyn Smith, Mattie Beth Smith and Braylee Smith; sister, Helen Fuson of Williamsburg; special niece, Ruth Honaker; special nephew, Dicky Hamby; several other nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be from 11 to 1 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at Croley Funeral Home.
He will be laid to rest following a Graveside Service at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Claude Smith Cemetery on Claude Smith Road in Williamsburg. Rev. Billy Carpenter will be officiating.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfh.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of all arrangements, J. Andrew Croley, director.
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