He was a self-employed underground cable contractor and a veteran of the US Army.
He is survived by his love, Joyce Whittle, Symsonia; one daughter, Jamie (Smith) Besner, of Murray; one son, Darren Smith, of Benton; one sister, Jan Winstead-Odom, Symonia; two brothers, Eldridge Smith, and Kenneth Smith, both of Symsonia; and grandchildren, Allison Smith and Evan Smith both of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buran Lacy Smith and Lalah (Phelps) Smith.
Memorial service will be at Collier Funeral Chapel at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, Rev. David Brasher officiating.
Visitation will be held at Collier Funeral Chapel between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Hillcrest Cemetery Fund c/o Ina Bolen, 5681 Symsonia Hwy, Benton, KY 42025.