OBITUARY

Becky S. Startup

December 18, 1934January 5, 2019
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Rebecca “Becky” Lark Smith Startup, age 84, of Donelson, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Born December 18, 1934, she was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Bonnie Holloway Smith; siblings David Smith, Jerry Smith and Naomi Mullen; and her high school sweet heart and loving husband of 59 years, William Roy Startup. She is survived by her sister, Peggy Rector; sons, William “Buddy” (Nancy) Startup Jr., Don (Allison) Startup, James “Jimmy” (Kim) Startup; daughter, Susan (Loyd) Dill; grandsons, Drew (Lauren) Startup, Will (Lauren) Startup, Nick (Allie) Startup, Matthew Startup, Stephen Startup and Tim Wu; great-grandchildren, Copeland, Price, Jude, Henley, Afton, Lark, Ellany Kate, Beckett, and Daphne; many nieces and nephews. She was a member of Donelson High School class of 1953. A longtime member of First Baptist Church Donelson. An avid basketball fan and supporter of the Vanderbilt Commodores. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 9th from 3-8 pm, at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home. Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 11 am, with visitation 1 hour prior to service at First Baptist Church Donelson. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Grandsons to serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers include Charles and Fern Roche, her devoted neighbors (Phil and Vickie Spickard, Eric and Lisa Graves, and Lisa Watkins), Domino Buddies (Fred and Linda Stanley, Ruth Loper, Bob Wharton), Lunch Buddies (Jean Loxley and Mary Hancock), Sunday School Class and the First Baptist WMU and LLL Groups. The family would like to thank the amazing team at Alive Hospice Madison Campus for blessing our family during this difficult time. Memorial gifts can be made to Alive Hospice.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Drew Startup, Active
  • Will Startup, Active
  • Nick Startup, Active
  • Matthew Startup, Active
  • Stephen Startup, Active
  • Tim Wu, Active
  • Charles & Fern Roche, Honorary
  • Phil & Vickie Spickard, Honorary
  • Eric & Lisa Graves, Honorary
  • Lisa Watkins, Honorary
  • Ruth Loper, Honorary
  • Bob Wharton, Honorary
  • Fred & Linda Stanley, Honorary
  • Jean Loxley, Honorary
  • Mary Hancock, Honorary
  • Sunday School Class, Honorary
  • First Baptist WMU, Honorary
  • First Baptist LLL, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Alive Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Becky S. Startup

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Bethany Craig

January 9, 2019





Have lots of memories at First Baptist Donelson. A great loss. Prayers for you all. Bethany Craig

Nancy Startup

January 9, 2019

I'll love you forever, Mom. You were the best !
Much love,
Nancy

Joyce Worrill

January 8, 2019

What a blessing to have known Becky since Elementary School Days. It was always fun to go to Becky's house. Becky was an outstanding basket ball star in our High School. It never changed her; she always had a sweet and humble spirit. Becky was so faithful to her family, friends, and her Lord Jesus Christ. She will be missed by all. Becky, we will see you again in our heavenly home. Prayers and love to your precious family.
Joyce Sloan Worrill

Scott Moore

January 8, 2019

What a great Godly lady, one who was always giving of herself to help others. She was like a second mom while in high school and her home was always open. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May your whole family know that you are loved during this time.

Angela Jones

January 8, 2019

What a privilege to know Mrs. Becky! She was always genuinely kind and loving to me in all circumstances. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

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Biography

Rebecca “Becky” Lark Smith Startup, age 84, of Donelson, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Born December 18, 1934, she was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Bonnie Holloway Smith; siblings David Smith, Jerry Smith and Naomi Mullen; and her high school sweet heart and loving husband of 59 years, William Roy Startup.
She is survived by her sister, Peggy Rector; sons, William “Buddy” (Nancy) Startup Jr., Don (Allison) Startup, James “Jimmy” (Kim) Startup; daughter, Susan (Loyd) Dill; grandsons, Drew (Lauren) Startup, Will (Lauren) Startup, Nick (Allie) Startup, Matthew Startup, Stephen Startup and Tim Wu; great-grandchildren, Copeland, Price, Jude, Henley, Afton, Lark, Ellany Kate, Beckett, and Daphne; many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Donelson High School class of 1953. A longtime member of First Baptist Church Donelson. An avid basketball fan and supporter of the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 9th from 3-8 pm, at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home. Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 11 am, with visitation 1 hour prior to service at First Baptist Church Donelson. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Grandsons to serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers include Charles and Fern Roche, her devoted neighbors (Phil and Vickie Spickard, Eric and Lisa Graves, and Lisa Watkins), Domino Buddies (Fred and Linda Stanley, Ruth Loper, Bob Wharton), Lunch Buddies (Jean Loxley and Mary Hancock), Sunday School Class and the First Baptist WMU and LLL Groups.
The family would like to thank the amazing team at Alive Hospice Madison Campus for blessing our family during this difficult time. Memorial gifts can be made to Alive Hospice.