TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jan 7, 2014

Memphis attorney Cecil Douglas Smith, 74, died Friday (Jan. 3) after a long illness. A Memphis native, Smith was a scholarship track athlete at the University of Memphis, where he later went on to receive his law degree. Following graduation, he joined the IRS as a federal estate tax examiner, living and working in Knoxville. Upon returning to Memphis, he entered practice in the area of estate planning and later became a partner in the firm of Apperson-Crump. Visitation will be held at the Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., with funeral services following on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel of Christ United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Christ United Methodist Church or to Dixon Gallery and Gardens.