Mr. Smith served his country in WWII for the Marine Corps. He later retired from Carpenter’s Local Union #225 and was a member of Carrollton North Congregational of Jehovah’s Witness.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Philip Ernest Smith; sister, Clara Haralson; and his brothers, Robert Smith, Bill Smith and Cecil Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Gentry Smith; son and daughter-in law, Victor and Peggy Smith of Summerville, S.C.; sister, Jackie Smith of Temple; and brother, Larry Smith of Mableton.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ernest Smith Memorial Fund, c/o 556 Sandhill Shady Grove Road, Carrollton, GA 30116.
Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.
Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton.