On Monday, March 15, 2021, Sharon Annette Smith, widowed wife and mother of two daughters, passed away suddenly at the age of 60. Sharon was born on August 18, 1960 to Bobby Edmonds and Phyllis Edmonds. Sharon was awarded the highest honor of a girl scout in 1975 and is known and referred to as a Gold Award Girl Scout. She graduated from Powell High School in May of 1978 and attended Draughn’s Junior College, where she received her Medical Assistant Certification. On July 1, 1980, she married her first husband Terry Shadrick and later married Harold Leroy Smith on September 3, 1993. Terry and Sharon began raising two daughters, and Sharon continued her job as a mother with Lee Smith with additional step children. Adored by all her grandchildren who knew her as “Nanny”. Sharon spent 23 years working at the Knox County CAC/WFC/TN Career Center assisting others. Sharon was a very outgoing individual who loved the beach more than anything else. She never met anyone that she wouldn’t make a connection with and would brighten anyone’s day. She loved camping and was a very outgoing, open hearted, free spirit. She will be greatly missed by anyone that knew her.
Sharon is preceded in death by her husband, Harold LeRoy Smith; first husband, Terry Shadrick; mother, Phyllis Ray Edmonds; brother, Robby Edmonds.
She is survived by her daughters, Brandy Shadrick and Angela Shadrick; step daughter, Amanda Smith; step son, Jay Smith; grandchildren, Kaylee Puleo, Jasmine Puleo, Nathan Puleo, Caden Jackson, Landen Butcher, Abigail Elrod and Charlotte Sellars; father, Bobby Edmonds; brother, Tom Edmonds; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Sadie.
A visitation will be held from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel with a Memorial Service to follow at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association in the name of Sharon A. Smith. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Smith family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.
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