Mr. Smith passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 13, 1950 in Alexander City, Alabama to Robert Russell Smith and Sara Willoughby Smith. He was the former Mayor of Daviston and served for twenty years. He loved his community and was a lifelong resident of Daviston. He was always there to help and expected nothing in return. He loved God and sharing His word. He had a heart of gold and loved his family with all of it. He will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Smith; daughter, Stephanie Teel; son, Jason Teel (April); grandchildren, Carson Teel and Avery Teel; sisters, Brenda Bowen (John) and Glenda Snell (Greg); brother, Bennie Lee Yates (Sonja); nephews, Jason Branch (Shana), Jeffrey Branch (Lindsay), Jarrett Branch, and John Russell Bowen; niece, Sherry Johnston (Mike); numerous great nieces and great nephews; and special friends, Wayne Allen (Jo), Joyce Arsenault, Chris Jones, and Ray Dunn (Elaine)
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Janice Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society, through their website at cancer.org.
Radney Funeral Home of Alexander City, AL is directing.