Mr. David Smith, 81, of Bimble, passed away Sunday evening, March 28, 2021 at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.  He was the son of the late Joe and Creasy Grubb Smith born on October 29, 1939 in Knox County.

David was a former self-employed truck driver and of the Baptist faith.  His work was his passion and his hobby.

On September 2, 1959, he united in marriage with Geneva Wagers and to this union four children were born.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Westford, Wade, Alfred, General, Litha, Martha and Gladys.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Geneva Smith of Bimble; four beloved children, Loretta L. Jeffers and husband, Steve, of London, David Smith Jr., Douglas Smith and wife, Serena, all of Bimble and Pamela S. Bargo and husband, Michael, of Barbourville; two brothers, Joe Smith Jr. of Girdler and J. L. Smith and wife, Cleadith, of LaFollette, TN; cherished grandchildren, Kyle Stephen Franklin Jeffers, Johnathon David Smith, Ashley Rose Smith, Aaron Douglas Smith and wife, Amber, Jarrett Smith, Brandon Michael Bargo, Emmaleigh Kate Bargo, Jessica Gonzalez and husband, Oscar, and Patrick McPherson; several great grandchildren, Andrew Douglas Smith, Ashton David Smith, Addam Dewayne Smith, John David Smith, Aliana Gonzalez, Braden Reeves, Skylar Reeves, Devin McPherson and Cordelia McPherson; several special nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Monday, April 5 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Lonnie Collett officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be family and friends.  Honorary bearers will be the staff of Knox County Home Health, Baptist Health Corbin and Bluegrass Hospice Care.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday after 12 Noon until the funeral hour.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

Please remember, during the continuing COVID-19 event, capacity restrictions, social distancing and the wearing of face coverings as mandated by the Governor of Kentucky will be followed during all services.  We appreciate your help with these guidelines so we can continue to serve our community during these trying times in the safest manner possible.

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