Berry Highland South


Harold L. Smith

December 22, 1937December 24, 2020

Harold L. Smith, age 83, of South Knoxville, passed away December 24, 2020 at UT Hospital. Harold was a retired pressman with the Knoxville News Sentinel with 44 years of service. He was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping, having breakfast with the Hardee boys and spending time with his family. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph A. Smith and Ila Dukes Smith; grandchild, James Harold Smith; great-grandchild, Molly Ann Payne. He is survived by sons, Rick (Beverly) Smith and Darrell (Paige) Smith; grandchildren, Eric (Hannah) Smith, Melinda (Josh) Payne, Amanda (Jesse) Brandner, Bryson Smith and Charity Tucker and Hannah Smith and fiancé Trent Baker; great- grandchildren, Lacey and Maleah Payne, Piper and Brody Brandner, Grace Smith and Adalynn Smith; special friend, Jane Yount and lifelong friend, Loren Stafford. Family and friends will meet at Berry Highland South Cemetery, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3 PM for graveside services. Rev. Steve Burkhart of Work Loving God, Inc. officiating. Pallbearers will be Eric Smith, Bryson Smith, Josh Payne, Jesse Brandner, Trent Baker and CJ Yount. Arrangements by Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Road, Knoxville, TN 37920


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020


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Teresa Porter

December 29, 2020

Harold was my Mother's second cousin. (Elizabeth Loraine Skates Smith). We used to visit him as a kid and played with our cousins, (Rick and Darrell). They were usually, always, at all the yearly family reunions. I always looked forward to seeing them.
One time, we were chasing each other through their house, when my older sibling, (Deborah), closed the patio sliding glass door, not telling anyone, and I ran right into the door and broke it to pieces! I was so afraid of the trouble I would get in to, but Harold was so concerned about me being hurt, and so thankful, that I was okay, I never really got in trouble. Mother scolded me about running through the house. Harold showed so much concern, I never forgot it. He stood out to me from then on. In my grown up years, I realized his kind heartedness and love for others. You couldn't meet a nicer person. I will miss him at every reunion. He was a dedicated family man. My heart hurts for the family and for Jane. Life without the other part of you is devastating. I know they loved one another so very much. Remember, this is not "good-bye", it's "see you later".......Much love and prayers to all of Harold's loved ones.

jamie jones

December 28, 2020

Donald & I are So Very Sorry to Hear of Harold's passing. He was Loved By our Family. At Family Gathering we would Have Good Times. Donald knew & worked with Harold for 39 years at the newspaper. He was Donald's uncle and when i met him, I loved him dearly. Our Daughter Monica said when told of his Passing." He got to have Christmas Will Jesus
and Our Sweet Papaw Scott ", what a Blessing he was too All who Knew him. Our Love and Prayers to The Family All. God Bless Y'all. Much Love, Donald & Jamie Jones

Johnny and Thelma Parker

December 28, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Harold was a true friend to all who knew him, and was a great asset to the congregation at Beulah. We will miss him greatly.

Stephen Evans

December 26, 2020

So many memories of Harold! Carla and I loved him as our own.... May God be with all our friends.