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Gerald Ray Smith

Funeral services for Gerald Ray Smith, of Brookhaven, are Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at Hillcrest Church of Christ Cemetery. Bro. Joel David Smith and Bro. John Larry will officiate the services.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. He was born July 7, 1950, to Homer W. Smith and Ivy Mae Smith. He was a painter by trade and the owner of his own company. He enjoyed life by being involved in the community and at New Hope Church of Christ, where he served faithfully. Some of his pastime activities included fishing and watching western movies on television.

He also helped with Dixie League Baseball for about 20 years. He was a connoisseur of candy, his favorites being “Sour Patch” and “Haribo Gummy Worms.”

He is preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Smith; and parents.

Survivors are his sons, Shane Smith and Robert Smith; daughters, Amanda Pinkerton and Katie Keating; six grandchildren, Chelsea Smith, Nicholas Kennedy, Heath Weeks, Coen Keating, Brady Keating, and Kently Keating; and four great-grandchildren, Brantlee Smith, Kensley Kennedy, Jasper J. Weeks and Oliver Weeks.

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