Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - Updated: 3:20 PM
Mr. Justin Cole Smith, 20, of Benton died on Tuesday, February 28 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
He was attending the University of Tennessee - Knoxville where he was a Nuclear Engineer Major and research assistant. He was a member of the 2016 Leadershape and was an Engineer Counselor for 9th and 10th grade students. He was a 2015 honor graduate of Marshall County High School. He was also a former musician at the KY Opry.
Surviving are his parents, Greg and Renita (Cole) Smith of Benton, sister, Ashley Curtner of Benton, grandmother, Nova Peck of Benton, grandfather, Rodney Smith of Paducah, uncles, Jeff Smith of Benton, David Cole of Benton and aunts, Tammy Clark of Bowling Green, Renia Rogers of Gilbertsville, Regina Coley of Symsonia.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lucille Welborn and grandfather, Ray Cole.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 at Collier Funeral Chapel. Rev. Chris Young officiated. Interment followed in the Provine Cemetery in Benton
Memorial contributions may be given to the Justin Smith Scholarship Fund c/o Lake Chem FCU, 35 US HWY 68 E Benton KY 42025.