Debra "Debbie" S. Smith, 63 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at home in Cookeville, Tennessee with her family surrounding her.
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Debbie was born Monday, May 7, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late James "Mitch" Poteet and the late Kim Stafford Poteet.
Debbie was an avid writer, authored her own book "Trusting Eyes". She enjoyed going to the beach and visiting Gatlinburg. She loved animals, especially her many dogs. Most of all she loved and was committed to her family. She was the claims manager of McGriff Insurance Company, formally known as BB&T Legge Agency.
She is survived by her husband John W.G. Smith.
Warren Smith of Murfreesboro, TN,
Alan and Bonni (Fitzgerald) Smith of Murfreesboro, TN,
Shannon and Charlie Simon of Mt. Juliet, TN
Rebecca Williams Gainesboro, TN,
Angelia Swift of Cookeville, TN
Maegon and Darek Cherry of Cookeville, TN
Roger Smith, John Alan Smith, Sarah Smith, Ella Grace Smith, Bain Smith, Lillian Smith, Isabelle Simon, Emmy Simon, Atticus Simon, Cody Williams, Hayden Swift, Kaylee Cherry and Bentlee Cherry
Reese Smith of Dawsonville, Georgia
In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Putnam County Animal Shelter.
Funeral Service for Debra "Debbie" Smith will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 2 pm in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bros. Mark Gaw and Ronnie Dunn officiating. Entombment to follow the service.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.