Thery May (Parrott) Smith, age 78 passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2012 at Hospice House Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. She was a 40 year resident of Nashville.
Thery was born May 23, 1933 in Whiteland to the late James W. & Eva Georgia (Warren) Parrott. She married her loving husband of 38 years, Melburne "Wayne" Smith on December 13, 1958 in Ringgold, GA. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1997.
Survivors include three daughters: Rosemary (Chris) Conway of Trafalgar, Michelle (Rick) Walker of Brown County and Brenda (John) Stanley of Cloverdale; two step daughters & two Step sons. She will be remembered by her siblings: Jean Allen and Leroy Parrott both of Campbellsville, KY; thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren & great – great grandchildren.
Thery was preceded in death by one daughter: Linda D. Unverzagt, step father: James Earl Scruggs and a grandson: Christopher Lee Smith.
Thery was a loving wife and homemaker who never met a stranger and was always there to help others in need. She worked as a cashier for the Circle K gas station in Nashville and worked the concessions at the Little Nashville Opry. Thery was a lifetime member of the Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department and help founded the Trevlac Fire Department. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star inIndianapolisand the Raintree Mufflers Bowling Team inBloomington.
Thery enjoyed visiting the casinos, playing bingo and was a collector of Ugly Boots. She was a fan of Betty Boop memorabilia and the University of Kentucky Basketball. She was a great cook and known for her very spicy chili.
The Rev. Thomas Knight will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 am on Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center,179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Lizton.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Thery to the Fruitdale Fire Department, 5200 N. State Road135 Morgantown, IN 46160 or the Hospice House of Bloomington Hospital, PO Box 1149 Bloomington, IN 47402.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Smith family at www.meredith-clark.com