Robert Woodrow Smalling

Robert Woodrow Smalling

image Robert Woodrow Smalling, 94, of Smalling Road, Watauga, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, December 18, 2010, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late David Robert and Melinda Jane Carver Smalling. He was a retired maintenance engineer with the Carter County Memorial Hospital and was a farmer. He was a member of the Carter County Farm Bureau and served on the Board of Directors. He was a member of the Brick Christian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Alma Kneble, Edna Range and Bertha Little; and by one brother, Lloyd Smalling.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Whitehead Smalling, Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City; one son, Robert “Doug” Smalling, Watauga; two daughters, Glenda L. Wilson, Watauga, and Linda Annie McCormick, Chicago, Illinois; two grandchildren, Holly J. Davis, Elizabethton, and Daniel David Wilson, Watauga; one sister, Mary Woods, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service for Robert Woodrow Smalling will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, December 19, 2010, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Dr. Don Marshall, Minister, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. Sunday prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Glenda L. Wilson, 441 Smalling Road, Watauga, at anytime.

The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 20, 2010, in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone will meet at the mausoleum Monday at 1:50 P.M. for the service.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends, neighbors and his Church family.

To those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or the charity of your choice.

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Arrangements for the Smalling family have been entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home.

Happy Valley Memorial Park