Clifford Wayland Smelcer Obituary

Clifford Wayland Smelcer

<p>To View Livestream of Service Click the Below Link:</p> <p><a href="https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160063807677634">https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160063807677634</a></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">Clifford W. Smelcer, 69, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday evening at Greeneville Community Hospital East.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">He retired from the United States Army after 23 &frac12; years, having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He also retired from the United States Postal Service after 26 years.&nbsp; After retirement he enjoyed driving a bus for Greene Coach (Premier).</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">He was a member of Mt. Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge for 20 years, and the Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department for four years, where he held the rank of Lieutenant.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">Survivors include his wife: Bonnie Elaine Smelcer; one daughter: Michelle Harris and Todd Badger; one son: Chad and Lori Smelcer; three step-daughters: Melissa and Shane Walton, Martha Willett and Chris Fleming, and Heather Willett; grandchildren: Christopher Harris, Chelsea Walton, Hannah Walton, Aaliyah Story, Katelin Willett, Rose Willett, and Braxton Willett; sister: Mary Louise and LC Bowlin; sister-in-law: Joyce Smelcer; best friend: Gary Kinsler.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">He was preceded in death by his father: Joe Clifford Smelcer; mother: Mary Edith Smelcer; brother: David Ray Smelcer; and three infant sisters.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">The family will receive friends from 5 &ndash; 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow visitation at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Steele and Chaplain Danny Ricker officiating.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">A committal service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery.&nbsp; Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">Pallbearers will be Shane Walton, Eric Walton, Jeremiah Taylor, Steve Huff, Mike Huff, and Tony Roe.</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:courier new,courier,monospace;">In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department, 200 Carmel Hill Road, Greeneville, TN&nbsp; 37745.</span></span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
October 18, 1950 - September 17, 202010/18/195009/17/2020
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Clifford W. Smelcer, 69, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday evening at Greeneville Community Hospital East.

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Sep
22
Visitation
Tuesday, September 22 2020
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home
1125 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN 37745
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Sep
22
Funeral Service
Tuesday, September 22 2020
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home
1125 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN 37745
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Sep
23
Committal Service
Wednesday, September 23 2020
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Mountain Home National Cemetery
53 Memorial Avenue
Mountain Home, TN 37684
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