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Obit – Mr. Potsie Enoch

Longtime Smith County Commissioner Mr. Phillip “Potsie” Enoch died at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin on Wednesday afternoon November 4, 2020 where he was admitted October 19th. Mr. Enoch was 70.

His close friend and former Smith County Mayor Eld. Michael Nesbitt officiated at the 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon November 8th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.

Burial followed in the Garden of Inspiration at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Born Phillip Gordon Enoch in Carthage on June 26, 1950, he was one of three sons of the late Frances Lucille Silcox Enoch Hamm who died March 20, 2014 and William Cleston Enoch of Hartsville Pike.

In Nashville on July 5, 1984, he was united in marriage to the former Karen Elaine Fountain.

Mr. Enoch suffered a heart attack with irreversible brain damage while on a construction job and had been lovingly cared for at home by his family.

From 1990 through 1997 he was employed in Florida with the Sugar Co-op.

After returning to his Smith County home he worked with his brothers and father in the concrete business.

Before his debilitating heart attack on May 31, 2017 he served on the Smith County Commission for sixteen years where he was a member of the budget and finance committee and served as chairman Pro-tem for eight years.

Mr. Enoch was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife Karen of over thirty six years and his father William, are two children, Holly Kirkland and husband Raymond of the Pleasant Shade Community, Phillip Enoch and fiancée Jill of the Grant Community; siblings, Sidney Enoch and wife Sharon Clemons Enoch of the Riddleton Community, Jimmy Enoch and wife Connie of South Carthage, Kelton Hamm of Portland, Kathy Swicegood and husband Jimmy of Carthage, Scotty Enoch and wife Myra of the Riddleton Community, Joey Enoch of Carthage; grandson, Tyler Enoch of Carthage.

The Enoch family requests memorials to the St. Jude Children Hospital.