Rev. John Phillip Smith


Rev. John Phillip Smith died May 3, 2017. He was serving as pastor of Cotaco UMC in the Northeast District.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • Visitation will be Thursday, May 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home (1200 E Forrest St, Athens, AL 35613)
  • The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel.

Rev. Smith was ordained an elder in 2007. During his ministry he served Bethlehem; Union Grove; West End; Bear Creek/Isbell; Cloverdale; Glencoe First; Riddles Chapel and Cotaco UMCs.

Please remember his wife Tela, their family and the Cotaco UMC congregation in your prayers.

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