OBITUARY

Aaron Clay Smith

March 18, 1975May 22, 2019
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Aaron Clay Smith, age 44, of Johnson City, Tennessee, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019 after a long battle with diabetes. He was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, a son of Charles B. and Charlotte Lee Patterson Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one infant son, Kash Smith. He was the grandson of the late W.B. and Ruth Smith, and Craig and Bertha Lee Patterson.

Aaron was employed by Fresh Market as an Assistant Produce Manager since their coming to Johnson City. His fellow employees enjoyed his friendly smiles and funny stories. He was a self-taught musician and played guitar with different bands. He enjoyed playing music with his close friends, Travis Guinn and Troy Owens.

He is survived by the love of his life, April and their daughter Isabella; his mother, Charlotte Smith; two brothers, Paul Smith and Kevin Smith and wife Tiffany; two nephews, Alec and Brenden Smith; two nieces Kennedy Smith and Maddie Ford; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of special friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Monte Vista Funeral Home. Committal Service and Interment will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 27, 2019 at Philadelphia Cemetery, 785 Snapp Bridge Road, Limestone, TN. His brother Kevin Smith will deliver the Eulogy.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Rita Plemmons, Dr. Cris R. Larzo, staff of Johnson City Eye Clinic, and all his co-workers at Fresh Market for all their love, care and friendship shown to Mr. Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to American Juvenile Diabetes Association, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Smith and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 26, 2019
  • Committal Service & Interment Monday, May 27, 2019

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Charlene Elliott

May 28, 2019

Charlotte, Paul and Kevin,
So sorry for your loss. As your neighbors on Central Street, we watched you boys grow up and your dad was always stopping us on our walks around the block to chat. So sorry that we could not be there for Aaron's graduation service but Chuck was hospitalized last week. We know that Kevin did an excellent job with the Eulogy as he did with Charlie's. Just wanted you to know that we love and pray for all our neighbors. May God (the Holy Spirit and Jesus) give you peace and comfort during this trial.

Carmen and Skip Jones

May 27, 2019

We are deeply saddened to learn of Aaron’s passing. We were co-workers many years ago, and we have nothing but fond memories of him. He had a unique warmth and always brought us smiles and laughter. Our family sends our love to all those missing him and mourns with you. Peace and grace.

Randy Patterson

May 25, 2019

Aaron you were always the cousin that made me laugh. I never heard you speak down about anyone. You have ran your race and have kept the faith, now may you rest at the feet of our Lord. You will be missed greatly. Charlotte, Paul and Kevin our thoughts and prayers are with in the days and weeks to come. With our deepest sympathy Randy and Marie Patterson

Tammy Barnett

May 25, 2019

The first time I met you, you were on the edge of 17, and had a guitar strapped around your neck, sitting on the floor, watching TV. From the second time we met again until the 100th time I saw you, you were walking around the house with a guitar strapped around your neck. I soon came to realize that was part of your everyday attire. Your talent and passion for music always amazed me. I certainly feel like your brothers and I all grew up together in a sense as we were watching you grow up into your 20s. ...you were Alec, Kennedy and Brendan's "cool" uncle, a free spirit. They thought you were famous because your nand had put out a CD., but we were all proud if you. You could always make me laugh as we shared the same sarcasm and twisted wit and I loved hearing your "take" on people you daily encountered. I will always treasure my L.A. Kings jersey you passed along to me when hockey and "The Great One" became our shared obsession. I think for once you may have thought I was cool. I'll never forget my first, and only, Metallica concert I was able to experience with you...and thank you for experiencing and enduring your first, and only, Duran Duran concert with me. You are such a kind and gentle soul, and will always be special to me. I know the kids have their favorite stories of you, but I feel blessed that you and I got to share a lot of special memories together. I wish I knew April and Bella better and hate I missed Bella growing up. I can't imagine the loss and heartbreak they are experiencing . You were just like a little brother to me, but a cool little brother. I think that's why this loss is so hard and my heart is breaking. Your brothers and mother will miss you so much and the spark you brought to everyday life. Alec, Kennedy and Brendan will always carry you with them... I love you Aaron, fly high and shine bright. Thank you for just being you.

Tammy Barnett

May 25, 2019

Tammy Barnett

May 25, 2019

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May 25, 2019

Mary Lou Knight

May 24, 2019

I didn't know Aaron but I knew of him through all the fun loving stories Isbella told. He an April have raised a beautiful, kind, and smart DAUGHTER who we are honored to be a part of her life. We are so sorry for your loss April an Bella. We love you both. He was a great dad.

Maria Clark

May 24, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of Aarons passing. He was such a great person with a great attitude for everything. I know he loved his daughter very much. He would show me pictures over the years and he would talk about her w/such pride. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Adela Mayse

May 23, 2019

To Isabella and April,
I didn't know you, but feel as if i do because of all the pics and talks about our families. He showed me your prom photos, he was so happy 💓!!! I can't even begin to say how sorry I am for your loss. One of the best truely geniune people I've had the pleasure to meet! Congrats on graduating tomorrow and i know he will be there cheering you on! Rest in Peace Aaron

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