Gleason Smithers

April 2, 1945 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 75)

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Gleason Smithers, age 75 of Robbins, TN passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Tennova North in Knoxville, TN. He was born in Scott County, TN on April 2, 1945.

He was preceded in death by 1 infant son, Adam Smithers; his mom, Juanita Cochran Smithers Bowling; his dad, Ed Smithers and stepdad, James Robert (Bo) Bowling; 4 brothers, Howard Smithers, Gene Smithers, Willie Smithers, and James Smithers; 6 sisters, May Lawson, Zilpha Seibers, Sara Newport, Sue Bowling, Mary Chitwood, and Versie Muse.

Gleason is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Nancy Smithers of Robbins, TN; 3 sons, Jacob and wife Annette Smithers of Robbins, TN, Jason Smithers of Robbins and fiancée Angela Lloyd, and Anthony Smithers of Dalton, GA; 2 brothers, Daniel Smithers of Huntsville and Ray Smithers and companion Mary of Straight Fork; 1 sister, Cora Moffett and husband Barney of Straight Fork; 2 brothers-in-law, Bob Bowling of Brimstone and Vernon Seibers of Petros, TN; 10 grandkids, Tiffany Smithers, Brooke Smithers, Joshua Smithers, Charlina Miles, Cheyenne Smithers, Whytte Smithers, Bailey Smithers, Shane Cooper, Ethan Cooper, and Calbe Carroll; 2 special granddaughters, MaKayla Cooper and Bella Smithers; 9 great grandkids, Evangeline Castaneda, Anna Castaneda, Jedidiah Smithers, Charlotte Smithers, Josiah Earwood, Jensen Earwood, Aubrey Miles, Zoe Miles and Alexander Maddox; and many other relatives and friends.

Friends may visit with the Gleason family on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Sexton and Bro. Phillip Kidd officiating.

Committal service will follow in the Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery in Robbins. Pallbearers will be: Doyle Smithers, Wendle Smithers, Frank Smithers, Wayne Russel, Dean Byrd, Dewhite Human, and Logan Voiles.

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