East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN


Ralph F. Smith

January 31, 1927September 5, 2019

Ralph F. Smith, 92, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019. Ralph was born January 31, 1927 to the late Dewey E. and Ethel (Harr) Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Luther Smith, Sister-in-law, Sylvia Murray Smith, and brother-in-law, J.C. Holt, Jr.

Upon graduation from Blountville High School in 1946, he was employed in the office of Clinchfield (CSX) Railroad until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish his memory is a sister, Kathleen Holt; nephew, Steve Holt; niece, Alana (David) Weaver; nephew, Jerry (Debbie) Smith; great-niece, Emily (Scott) Butcher; great-niece Carey Lea (Bob) Lewis; and aunt Violet Adams.

The family will receive friends Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00pm with Pastor Tom Hancock officiating.

Committal service will be held at Gunnings cemetery following the funeral service.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

The family requests no food, only your presence and prayers.

Flowers or a memorial to the church of your choice will be appreciated. Online condolences may be made to the Smith family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Smith family.


  • Kathleen Holt, Sister
  • Steve Holt, Nephew
  • Alana (David) Weaver, Niece
  • Jerry (Debbie) Smith, Nephew
  • Emily (Scott) Butcher, Carey Lea (Bob) Lewis, Great-Nieces
  • Violet Adams, Aunt
  • Dewey E. and Ethel (Harr) Smith, Parents - Deceased
  • Paul Luther Smith, Brother - Deceased
  • Sylvia Murray Smith, Sister-In-Law - Deceased
  • J.C. Holt Jr., Brother-In-Law - Deceased

  • Jerry Ford
  • Bob McCrackin
  • Howard Harr
  • Tom Ashbrook
  • Wayne Harr
  • Tony Blackburn

  • your church as flowers or a memorial of your choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


Ralph F. Smith

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HA and Wanda Shelton

September 7, 2019

So sorry for your loss.
HA and Wanda Shelton

Trevor Browder

September 7, 2019

We are sorry for your loss and will continue to keep the entire family in our prayers.
Ralph was a kind and generous man. He will be missed.
Trevor, Michelle, Carolyn & Logan Browder