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Gary Smith

December 6, 1985 OHC220 51 min.


Son of Alpha Smith, a businessman who invested the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and its related enterprises during the early 1970s. Born 1947.

Interview Summary

1985 December 6
(51 minutes)
Co-owner and manager of Renfro Valley Folks, Inc., Gary Smith talks about the ownership and management structure of the enterprise. Discussion includes his father’s role as John Lair’s business partner during the repurchase of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance interests; his role since the death of his father; and comments on the management of the enterprise since the death of John Lair.

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