ed Aug. 7. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ide (Minnie) Smith, he was born in 1918 in Mansfield.
He joined Rock Spring Baptist Church at an early age and faithfully served as chairman of the Sunday School, Usher Board and Deacon Board. Deacon Smith was a member of the Mansfield Masonic Lodge No. 295 for over 60 years.
He was preceded in death by wife Ms. Josie Roberts Smith and daughter Yvonne.
Surviving are daughters Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso (Wyenna) Camp, Mr. and Mrs. Archie (Julia) Lynch, Ms. Marie Smith, Ms. Delories Elaine Miller, Ms. Janice Smith, Ms. Elsie Harris; sister Ms. Rozie Smith; brother Mr. Thomas Smith; four granddaughters; four grandsons; four great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; sister-in-law Ms. Rose Roberts; devoted nieces Ms. Rosetta Smith, Ms. Sherry Smith, Ms. Betty Shields, Ms. Joyce Durden; nephew Mr. and Mrs. Bernard (Stephanie) Smith; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Mansfield, with the Rev. Eddie Glover officiating. Interment followed at Rock Spring Church Cemetery.