He was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Dixie Portland Milling Co. after 30 years of service. He also was an angus beef cattle farmer and a NASCAR fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Haskel and Mabel Lane Smith; his brother, Danny Allen Smith; a sister, Irene Smith Scroggins; and a special nephew, Roddy Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna Swafford Smith of Birchwood; one son, Daniel Blaine Smith and wife, Kelly Lynn, of Birchwood; one daughter, Kendall Lane Smith, also of Birchwood; one brother, Harold Smith of Sand Mountain, Ala.; a sister, Evelyn Lewis of Montrose, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Josh Cornelius.
Interment will follow in McInturff Cemetery in Birchwood. Serving as pallbearers will be Bud Suttles, Matt Hilliard, William Latour, Farrell Arnold, Jordan Nease, and Daniel Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Keef and Jack Latour.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 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.