• SMELCER, JR., John “Johnny” Miles,
age 82 of Lenoir City, passed away 3 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 at Parkwest Hospital after a long illness. He was born June 16, 1932 and raised in Pigeon Forge. Johnny was a graduate of Sevier County High School in 1952 and was known as Junior. Mr. Smelcer, along with his wife Carolyn Fain Smelcer, were owners of King of Sports, Inc. and operated Valley Honda Motorcycle dealership in Knoxville and Airport Honda Automobile dealership in Alcoa beginning in 1961. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge. Johnny and Carolyn traveled extensively, having won 5 trips to Japan from Honda Motorcycle, but made their home in the Knoxville and Lenoir City area. They were members of Dixie Traveliers and were also members of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association). Mr. Smelcer was preceded in death by his father, John Smelcer and mother, Grace Martin Smelcer Clabo; step-father, Charlie Clabo; father and mother-in-law, Vernon Aubrey Fain and Ruth LaFollette Fain; the LaFollette and the Fain family; aunts, Jennie Martin Ownby, Myrtle Martin Marshall; uncles, Glen, Wiley, Frank and Robert Martin; cousins, Joe Martin, Edna Mize; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Fain and Fred Doc McCarter. Survivors include his: Loving and devoted Wife of 57 years, Carolyn Fain Smelcer Step-mother, Dorothy Kopp Fain Sisters-in-law, LaVerne Fain McCarter, Janice Fain Ailey and husband, Rob Uncles, Marvin Fain and wife, Joy, A.D. and Norman Martin Nephews, Nicky McCarter and wife, Cindy, Brian Fain and wife, Anna, Chad Fain Great-niece, Isabel Fain Twin great-nieces, Alexis and Skye McCarter Great-nephews, Jack and Luke Fain Cousins, Marion Cooper Aders, Betty Webb, Margaret Christopher, Glenda Catlett, Sue Duncan, Jack Martin; also many more nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., APDA Middle Tennessee Chapter, 2300 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203. The family will receive friends 12 noon – 2 PM Saturday with funeral service to follow at 2 PM at First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge with Rev. Wayne Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Pigeon Forge Baptist Cemetery with Allen Webb, Chuck Perciful, Chad Fain, Brian Fain, Nicky McCarter and Rob Ailey serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)