He was the son of the late James Earl and Ollie Viola Lindley Smith, and the husband of the late Viola Anderton Smith; three sisters, Maitland Barton (Lester), Glenda Calloway (Hubert), and Jane Smith; and six brothers, Early, Lura (Zettie), Stanley, Felton, John (Vera) and Blaine.
He is survived by his caregivers, nephew and niece, John Anderton and Sheila Holt of Shelbyville, Tenn.; several other nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Joann Smith and Margean Smith Freeman.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. today, April 3, 2013, at Arley First Baptist Church in Arley. The Rev. Zac Reno will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. at the church.
Funeral services in Shelbyville, Tenn., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Hillcrest Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Armstrong will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Bob’s Alabama family would like to say a special thank you to his Tennessee family for their endless hours of caregiving during his illness. You were always there, when we couldn’t be. We don’t know what we’d have done without you. We love and appreciate you so much.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hillcrestfuneralhomeshelbyvilletn.com.
Hillcrest Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Tenn.; 931-684-2265