Merle Smith, Jr., 61, of Turners Station, Carroll County, KY, died on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his residence in Turners Station.
He was born on March 12, 1959 in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, CA, the son of Merle Smith, Sr. and the late Alberta Marie Eby Smith. He currently served as the President of Smith Tool and Fabrication in English, KY, where here was a Machinist. He was a member of the English Baptist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, playing video games, he loved nature and spending time with his grandchildren.
He will be missed by his wife, Yolanda Popp Smith of Turners Station, KY, his father, Merle Smith, Sr. of Turners Station, KY, a daughter, Kristian Elizabeth Stone of Turners Station, KY, and his son, Travis Smith of Turners Station, KY, a sister, Diane Marie Hahn of Metamora, OH, and three grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother, a brother, Tony Lee Smith and a grandchild, Gauge Chrisman Brock.
Funeral Services will be private at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Wade officiating the service. Visitation will be private at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Smith Family in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted with the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.
* Please note services are being kept private due to current Government C.D.C. guidelines in order to combat the Corona Virus.