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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Nov 14, 2013

Knoxville lawyer John Madison Smartt, 94, died on Wednesday (Nov. 13) at Shannondale Healthcare Center in Knoxville. A memorial service will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike in Knoxville at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30, with receiving of friends to follow in the church Fellowship Hall. During World War II he served as an Army officer before returning to the University of Tennessee and receiving his law degree in 1948. He was the UT Director of Alumni Affairs from 1948 to 1969 before joining the law firm of Fowler Rowntree & Robinson, and later was with Ambrose Wilson Grimm & Durand. He co-coordinated the Tennessee Law Institute from 1972-1988. He was chair of the Knoxville Bar Association's Memorials Committee for many years and was one of the founding members of the KBA's Senior Section. Read his obituary in Knoxnews.