Roger Smith

Published 10:38 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Funeral services for Roger Smith of Brookhaven are 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, at New Prospect Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

Mr. Smith, 83, died March 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 2, 1931, to Willis “Shine” Smith Jr. and Maude Fauver Smith.

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He worked in Construction as a Road Builder and retired CEO of Kling Bros. Construction Company. He was also a member of the Road Builders Association. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and served in the Army during the Korean War where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Joseph “Joey” C. Smith; brother, Ramsey Smith; granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Whittington.

Survivors are his wife, Loretta Nix Smith; son, Roger Dale Smith of Brookhaven; daughters, Karen Howell and husband, Hank, of Brookhaven, Kathy Whittington and husband, Jimmie, of Smithdale, Lori Wright and husband, Felton “Pete” of Brookhaven; brother, Richard Carrol Smith of Brookhaven; sister, Dorothy Dale Sutton of Brookhaven; eight grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

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