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Virgil Hal Smith

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024 at 2:20 pm

Virgil Hal Smith, 88, of Shelbyville passed away May 23, 2024. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Patricia David Smith, on July 20, 2000.

He is survived by a son, David Hal Smith of Wartrace; a daughter, Anita Smith Heck and her husband Brad Heck of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Emma Grace Heck and Ethan Bradford Heck; and a sister, Maxine Smith Odle of Wartrace.

He was born July 2, 1935 in Madison, Tenn., to the late William Parks and Oween Hix Smith.  He was a 1952 graduate of Shelbyville Central High School; a 1956 graduate of Middle Tennessee State College in Murfreesboro and a 1980 graduate of Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.

He was ordained Deacon of Duck River Baptist Association while a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Manchester, Tenn.; a current member of First Baptist Church Shelbyville.  He was a retired Contracts and Acquisition Manager from Teledyne Brown Engineering, Huntsville, Ala.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 1, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Graveside Services to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Rasnick officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 304 East Depot Street, Shelbyville, TN, 37160.