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Franklin Ray "Frank" Smith

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July 17, 1935 - March 30, 2022

Franklin Ray "Frank" Smith, 86, of Jasper, received his wings Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.

Frank went to work at Cain Sales in service and delivery in 1955. He purchased,  refurbished and resold automobiles for a number of years. He was Service Manager at John Crump Toyota from 1972 until his retirement. He continued to be a lifelong member of the John Crump family, working on special projects and always enjoying his time at Choctaw farm. His true passion and play was building and creating including houses, renovations, camp cabins, bridges, furniture and his signature blue bird houses at Smith's Green Acre.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Audley O. Smith and Mary E. Smith; sisters, Ann Bonner, Mildred O'Rear and Nell Aybeta; and brothers, Charles Smith and Milton Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Wilma Jean Griffin Smith; daughter, Pamela D. Smith; brother, Roger Smith (Patty); sister, Marcia Kimbrell; a host of beloved nieces and nephews; close friends, neighbors and chosen family members.

Remember me in your heart, thoughts and memories. The times we loved, the times we cried, the times we disagreed and the times we laughed and had fun. For if you always think about me, I will never be gone and will be with you always. If you had an opportunity to know Frank, you knew a special person.

The family will receive friends Monday, April 4, 2022, at 5 p.m. at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home in Jasper, followed by a celebration of his life at 6 p.m. in the Kilgore-Green Chapel. Terry Stripling will officiate.

The family thanks everyone for their prayers, calls, texts and support. The family would also like to thank the staff of Ridgeview Health Care for their compassionate care provided to Mr. Smith and the ICU staff at Walker Baptist Medical Center for their medical care and support, especially Dr. Hall.

In lieu of flowers, hug your loved ones and tell them you love them. Donations may be made to the Walker Area Community Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503

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