The family will receive friends today, April 11, 2013, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at Walker Memory Gardens. Dale Hubbard and Kyle Gilpin will officiate. Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.
Smith was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Eunice Smith; sisters, Doris Howell and Alene Vines; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Rachel Royster; daughter, DaWanna Guthrie; and son, Barry Wayne Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Colean Smith of Jasper; daughter, LaDonna Ross (Frank) of Sinnamahoning, Pa.; son, Bruce Smith (Tonya) of Jasper; brother, James Allen Smith (June) of Stockbridge, Ga.; sister, Betty Hollis of Dora; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Chris Davenport; son-in-law, William Guthrie; grandchildren, Jeremy Guthrie (Stacy), Jenny Guthrie, Dakota and Megan Smith, Crystal Carroll, Stephen Cater, Joey and Megan Ross, Joshua (Tiffy) Smith, Justin Smith; and great-grandchildren, Sierra, Olivia, Mattie Jane Carroll, Memphis and Sawyer Guthrie, Kyre Cater.
The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Comfort Care Hospice.