Smith worked for the Mason Corporation for 38 years as a machinist. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Oct. 5, 2011, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Parlor. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Jasper. Bro. Jerry Key and Bro. Darryl Wilson will officiate.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Smith; mother, Parthenie Stone Smith; and brother, John Ervin Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Marie Johnsey Smith; daughters, Kathy Clark (Ted) and Brandy Clark (Jason); sons, Tony Smith (Rebecca) and Jimmy Smith (Monica); sisters, Shirley Brantly, Peggy Higginbotham (Terry), Sheilah Jett (Junior) and JoAnn Tillery; brothers, Joe Smith (Tommie) and Larry Smith (Marry); grandchildren, Nick Smith, Chase Parker, Bryan Smith, Brent Smith, Tyler Clark, Jacob Clark, Tiffany Clark, Heather Cummings, Kayla Smith and Raven Clark; two great-grandchildren; Landon Cummins and Chloe Clark and special children, Shane Smith, Dillan Smith and Anna Marie Smith.