Deidre L. Smith, age 56, of Roan Mountain, TN passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at her home.

Deidre was born ion June 7, 1960 in Charleston, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Kessel. Deidre was a graduate of Ripley High School, and East Tennessee State University. She loved people, dogs, music, and nature.

She is survived by her husband, Dan Smith, of Roan Mountain, two sons, Curtis Smith and Carl Smith, both of Charlotte, NC, her brothers Jim Kessel and Steve Kessel, and her sister Diane Rhodes-Elvin.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Visitation will be Friday evening at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting