January 6, 2020
Mr. John Henry Thweatt, age 86 of Smithville passed away Sunday evening, January 5, 2020 at NHC Healthcare of Smithville.
Mr. Thweatt was born July 10, 1933 in Smithville to his parents, the late Clyde & Ruthiene Thweatt. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953-1955. John Henry worked for Tom’s Foods as a deliveryman for many years until 1990 when he was elected to public office. He served DeKalb County as County Clerk from 1990-2002. John Henry was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. All who knew him affectionately knew John Henry as “The Peanut Man”.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 2pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, January 7th from 10am-8pm and Wednesday, January 8th from 9am until service time at 2pm.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Clyde and Ruthiene McCormick Thweatt; 1 Sister,Thelma Russell; 2 Brothers, Clarence Thweatt and Kenneth Thweatt; 1 Nephew, Phillip Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Dean Thweatt of Smithville; 4 Nephews, Gary Russell of Smithville, Brent (Sandy) Russell of Smithville, Kenneth Russell of Smithville, and Greg Thweatt of California; 2 Nieces, Tammy (Alan) Greer of Franklin and Anita (Jimmy) Puckett of Smithville; 1 Brother, Douglas (Donna) Thweatt of Gallatin; 2 Stepsons, Ronnie Herman and Jayma of Smithville, and Mike (Joanna) Herman of Smyrna. 2 Step grandchildren, several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins also survive.
In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Building fund.