George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Bessie Marie Foote

June 12, 1930January 25, 2020

Bessie Marie Foote, age 89 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

She was the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Bobbie Harris of Mercer, TN. She was one of eleven siblings. She graduated Valedictorian of Mercer High School and moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the FBI. In 1951, she married Air Force Staff Sergeant Clarence S. “Jack” Foote stationed in Spokane, WA and they later resided in Jackson, TN. She was an employee of Second National Bank, Parks Belk, and Parkway Hospital.

Mrs. Foote was an active member of Forest Heights Methodist Church as well as a Lifetime United Methodist Women, Sunday School Teacher and MYF Counselor. She loved flowers and gardening, and was awarded Jackson’s Civic Pride Award in 2004. She was President of the Hoe N Hope Garden Club winning many awards for her flower designs.

She is survived by her husband Clarence S. “Jack Foote; daughters, Janice Pyron (Charles) of College Grove, TN and Susan Foote Haubold (John) of Jackson, TN; grandchildren, Ben Pyron (Melissa) of Spring Hill, TN, and Blake Pyron (Emily) of Franklin, TN; great grandchildren, Luke Pyron and Ellis Pyron; sister, Peggy Harris Mann of Milan; brother Scott Lee Harris of Jackson; and special friend, Jennifer Hardin.

The family will receive friends and loved ones on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Harry Durbin officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers to serve will be Taylor Harris, John Willoughby, Charles Pyron, Ben Pyron, Blake Pyron, and Larry Durbin


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • The Funeral Service Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Bessie Marie Foote

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marie clifft smith

January 28, 2020

jack and family, this is marie clifft smith, oldest daughter of clyde and rowena clifft. we were all neighbors from the westwood gardens. i remember you all so well and how nice neighbors you were. so sorry to hear of your loss. prayers for you and all the family. the picture you have on the memory page is the way i remember her.