Jean Smith


DAYTON Jean Mary Smith, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her residence.She was born Dec. 27, 1941 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) as the eldest daughter of a decorated British RAF commander conducting training during WWII. After growing up in duty stations across Europe, she settled in Glasgow, Scotland. In the Spring of 1965, she traveled to the USA to tour and work for a year with dreams of continuing on to Australia. While living in Washington, D.C., she met and fell in love with her husband of 46 years. The newlyweds moved to Dayton, Tenn., where they made their live-long home and raised their sons. She attended the Dayton United Methodist Church and was an avid adventurer, snow skier, swimmer, equestrian, master gardener,, photographer, and nature lover.She was preceded in death by parents, Alexander and Mary Hamilton.Survivors: her husband, Dock W. Smith, of Dayton; two sons, Mark (Nicole) Smith, of Nashville and Ryan (Carmen) Smith, of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Ros "Hamilton" (Sandy) McMillan, of Glasgow, Scotland; and brother, Ian Hamilton, of Haddington, Scotland; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Pierce officiating.Visitation from noon to time of service Saturday.Please visit to share condolences.Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton, TN 37321.

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