He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean conflict. He was retired from Duracell. Most recently, he was a resident of Morningside of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Oma Jane Chambers Smith; brothers, Arnold Smith and Delbert Smith; and granddaughter, Amanda Sloan.
He is survived by his sister, Delzie Blair of Etowah; children: Doug Smith of Cleveland, Cheryl Wilson of Delano, Cindy Sloan of Benton, Joe Smith of Murfreesboro and Sharon Bishop of Reliance; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Delano Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home with the interment following.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Smith family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.