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It is with great sadness that the family of Terrence Andre Smithson announces his sudden passing on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the age of 53. Terrence will lovingly be remembered by his wife and soul mate, Susan (Rice) Smithson and their children, LaDonna (Ben) Turner-Williams, Andre (Janna Kennedy) Smithson, Alex (Amethyst McClellan) Smithson, Lyndsey (Todd) Smith-Russell and Lucas Smith (Amanda Mullens). Terrence was a proud grandfather to Ashlyn Smith, Sydney Williams, London Williams, Ty Kyngston Russell, Alyjah Russell and Harrison Smithson.

Terrence is survived by his father, Clarence Smithson, brothers Scott Smithson and Derrick (Heidi Ealey) Smithson, sister Jennifer Smithson aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,cousins and many friends whom were all so very dear to his heart. He is preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Pearl (Sawyers) Smithson, maternal and paternal grandparents.

Terrence was a retired Detective Sergeant with the Franklin Police Department in Franklin, TN after having served for 25 years. Upon his retirement in 2011, he enjoyed serving God our Father  as a missionary to such places as Columbia, Haiti and the Congo and being an active member of Bethel Community Church in Murfreesboro.  He and Susan enjoyed traveling and most importantly, spending time with their family and friends. Terrence was a member of the TSSAA Official’s Association, where he most recently served as a baseball umpire and volleyball referee.

Mr. Smithson will lie in state on Mon. July 9, 2018  from 10 until 5 with family present from 5 until 7 at Waters Funeral Home

Funeral service 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Bethel Community Church, 1503 Sulphur Spring Rd, Murfreesboro, TN. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Community Church Vision Expansion at

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  • Saturday, July 7, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Waters Funeral Home
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    May God Bless you all Keep your hands in God hands. He will lead you through these times
    ~ Mr. @Mrs. Thomas Jarrett   Smyrna Tn.
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    Praying for strength for you and the entire family.
    ~ Eld. George and Mother Mary Ogilvie   College Grove, TN
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    Praying for strength for you and the entire family.
    ~ Eld. George and Mother Mary Ogilvie   College Grove, TN
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    sorry for your loss. may god bless.
    ~ Nancy miles&Family   Lavergne, TN
  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
    Susan, this loss is devastating. I pray for peace and understanding for you and your Family.
    ~ Tianya Jackson   Charlotte, NC
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    Family thinking of you Luke 23:54-55 Experiencing the darkness of sin and grief helps you to appreciate the light of Jesus Christ."Be Bless Be Positive: Pastor Gerald & Wanda Ogilvie
    ~ Pastor Gerald Ogilvie   Antioch, TN
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    I will always remember "T" wearing a smile. Praying for you all.
    ~ Kimberly Tomlin Anderson   Unionville, TN