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Bobby Smith, Jr.
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home
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By: Staff Report

Bobby Smith, Jr., 65, of Covington, passed away December 13, 2016. In 1967, at the age of 17, Smith began his working career with Mobil. He went on to work at Valspar, starting as a lab technician and working his way up to plant manager — serving in that capacity for more than 20 years. Smith attended church at the Church of Covington and Christ Cornerstone Church. During his time at the Church of Covington, he sang in the choir, served as a care pastor, and was also an elder for several years. He was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. In addition, he enjoyed camping and relaxing in the mountains. Smith was considered by many to be a true friend. Preceding him in death was his father, Bobby L. Smith, Sr.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Shirley Mahaffey Smith; son, Brian Scott Smith of Jersey; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and David Childress of Covington; grandchildren, Ashleigh Brooke Smith, Amber Michelle Rachels, Preston Childress; mother, Faye R. Smith of Covington; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Gail Smith of Covington, Mark and Stephanie Smith of Social Circle; sister and brother-in-law, Rosene and Barry Watts of Covington; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service for Smith will be held Friday, December 16, 2016, at noon, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Darrell Payne, Pastor David Payne, and Judy Sutton officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park.

Visit caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences or call 770-786-7062.