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Rolla Smith

December 29, 1920 — March 15, 2013

Born in Norwood, MO on December 29, 1920 Departed on March 15, 2013 and resided in Nashville, TN

SMITH, Rolla D. – Age 92, Nashville, March 15, 2013. Preceded in death by wife, Agnes Smith; daughter, Linda Underwood. Survived by wife, Helen Ketteman Smith; daughter, Beth Whaley Vernon; grandchildren, Laurie Whaley Roe Jeremy and Jeremy Whaley Kenya; great-grandchildren, Carter, Luca and Noah; sister, Genelle Scott; step-children, Greg Ketteman Jill, Carol Reid Garnett and Joy Corn Randy; 11 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. He pastored at Hazel Creek Free Will Baptist FWB Church MO, Fellowship FWB Church Flat River, MO, Donelson FWB Church Nashville, First FWB Church Savannah, GA and Grant Avenue FWB Church Springfield, MO. He was a man of ordinary means yet rich in what matters most…love for God, love for family and love for friends. He was the General Director at FWB International Missions Department from 1960-1962 and 1975-1986 and Missions Instructor at Welch College from 1987-1989. Visitation will be Saturday, 4-6 pm and Sunday, 2-4 pm at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A life celebration service will be at 4 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Harrison officiating. A graveside service will be at 10 am on Monday, March 18 at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Honorary Pallbearers are missionaries and staff members from the FWB International Missions Department and members of the Harvesters Sunday School Class at Cross Timbers FWB Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to International Missions, Antioch, TN. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, 615 646-9292

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