Mr. Smith was born in Summerville, Georgia on August 23, 1944, son of Jimmie Sue Green Smith and the late Kirby Robert Smith. He was self employed as a mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his father, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Allen Langston.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Debra Sue Smith, Cloudland; Daughters and sons-in-law, Charlsie Nicole Dodd and Greg Day of Lyerly and Elizabeth SueAnn and Micah Maddux of Trion; Stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Bryan Lee and Kelly Tate of Fort Payne, AL; Brother and sister-in-law, Tony Dewight and Gloria Smith of Cloudland; Sisters and brother-in-law, Patricia Langston of Cloudland and Peggy Sue Aldridge and Ronnie Tipton of Menlo; Grandchildren, Dakota Dodd, Autumn Dodd, Shadow Day, Bryce Tidmore, and Johnathan Tate; great grandchildren, Cayden Dodd, Koi Dodd and Kaylee Dodd; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Smith will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Hogan and Rev. Billy Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Cloudland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dakota Dodd, Greg Day, Micah Maddux, Rolland Green, Ricky Baty and Bryan Tate. Honorary Pallbearers will be Colby Baty, Ronnie Tipton, Kenny Wade and Paul Deering.
Mr. Smith will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.