Born October 22, 1930, at Manila, Ark., he was a son of the late Arthur Matthew and Letha L. Knott Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War; a retired tank mechanic for Gulf Oil in Mississippi; and member of Medowbrook Baptist Church.
On November 22, 1956, at Hornersville, he married Katherine Sue Penn, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughers, Pamela Sue Hamblin and husband, Tim, of Byhalia and Sherry Lynne Smith of Olive Branch, Miss.; two brothers, Verlon Smith and wife, Joyce, of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Joe Smith and wife, Gail, of Cartersville, Ga.; two sisters, Ada Moore and husband George "Bud", of Hornersville and Charla Foresythe and husband, Kenny, of Hartville, Mo.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm. Saturday, January 5, 2008, at Medowbrook Baptist Church of Byhalia with the Revs. O. Geeslin and Pitman officiating.
Local arrangements by Bradshaw Funeral Home of Hornersville.