He was a logger and farmer most of his life. He was a member of Wesleyan Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie; father and mother, William “Boss” and Mary Smith; sons: Roger and Calvin Smith; and one sister, Clarice Bonine.
He is survived by four sons: L.A. Smith Jr. of Cleveland, Donald and wife, Carolyn Smith, of Sevierville, Gary and wife, Lucy, Smith, of McDonald and Steve Smith of Cleveland; one daughter, Judy and husband, Kenny Newton, of Cleveland; three stepsons: Andy Carney, Billy Dixon and Eddie Dixon, all of Cleveland; one stepdaughter, Betty Hicks of Reliance; two brothers: Harold and wife, Maybelle Smith, and Carroll “Red” and wife, Sue Smith, all of Cleveland; two sisters: Ruth Brannon and Ida Mae Hitson of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor David Beatty officiating.
Interment will follow in Ironsburg Cemetery in Monroe County with Tommy King, John Fandrey, Randy Bacon, Nathan Hatmaker, Billy Dixon and Andy Carney serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
His family will receive friends from 4to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Smith family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.