J. C. Smith

Published 7:34 pm Monday, March 11, 2019

Services for Mr. J. C. Smith, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial at the Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and will resume at 1 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday.

Mr. J. C. Smith, 85, went to be with his Lord on March 11, 2019, at his residence. He was born on May 24, 1933, to the late Robert Clifton Smith and Leona Walker Smith.

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Mr. J.C. served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was the owner of J.C. Smith Mechanic Service. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He served as a board member of Lincoln Rural Water Association for many years, and he formerly served on the Lincoln County School Board from 1986-1994.

J.C. Smith was a kind, humble, gentle man. He has always wanted to serve God faithfully and had a true servant’s heart. He cared deeply for people. Always with a smile on his face and a cross in his pocket, he made every person he ever met feel special. He never tried to make his presence known, but his absence will surely be felt.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sons, David Smith and Richard Todd Smith, and the special ladies that reared him, Aunt “Gronia” and MaMaw Alice.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Peggy Haynes Smith; son, Johnny Smith and fiancé, Vonda Laird, son, Darrell Smith; daughter, Dianne Smith Watson and husband, Bob; daughter-in-law, Ramona Higdon Smith; brother, Ralph Smith, and sister, Sara Nan Smith. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Samantha and husband, Adam Speeg; Justin and wife, Lauren Alford Smith, Anna and husband, Josh Britt, Lauren and husband, Joseph Langham; John and wife, Mary Smith; Dylan and wife Dusti Smith, Colton, Cameron, Cade and Carter Watson; and 13 great-grandchildren Joleigh, Levi and Janie Langham; Julia, Eden and John Daniel Speeg; Max and Layla Smith; Blayne Smith; Ella Belle Britt; Easton Smith; and Harper and Aubrey Walters.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.