William "Billy" Herman Smithson, Jr.

February 10, 1943 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 77)

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Mr. William Herman “Billy” Smithson, Jr., age 77, of Murfreesboro, TN, formerly of Chapel Hill, TN died Wednesday, May 13, 2020. A native of Sullivan Co., TN, Mr. Smithson grew up in the Rudderville community of Williamson Co. and was a graduate of College Grove High School. Mr. Smithson was the son of the late William Herman Smithson, Sr. and Pauline Victoria Chunn Smithson. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Mr. Smithson was an Electrical Engineer and was retired from Nashville Electric Service. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lenelle Marable Smithson, who died in 2018.

Survived by a son, William Kyle Smithson of  Murfreesboro,TN; a sister, Nell Frances Human of Hermitage, TN; 3 nieces, Lisa Human McCormack of Mt. Juliet, TN; Cynthia Human of Old Hickory, TN; Leann Human Hilliard of Knoxville, TN.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a private visitation for the immediate family. There will be a private graveside service at 1pm, Friday, May 15, 2020, at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Family members certainly want you to consider your own health. Please know that online tributes at are equally appreciated.

For those who wish, Memorial Donations may be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 246, Chapel Hill, TN or to the Alzheimers Association.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill, TN in charge of the arrangements. (931)364-2233

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