Curtis James Smith

Published 5:06 pm Monday, March 16, 2020

Visitation and Gathering for Mr. Curtis James Smith will be held on Tuesday Evening, March 17, 2020, from 5:00 – 8:00pm at Riverwood Family.

Mr. Curtis James Smith, 83, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on March 14, 2020, at Haven Hall Nursing Home. He was born in Brookhaven on February 10, 1937, to James K. Smith and Hollis Smith Smith.

Mr. Smith worked for Kelly-Coppedge as a Heavy Equipment Operator and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was an avid Loyd Star Hornet; member of the Booster Club and loved being the grounds keeper for over 20 years. He also loved cutting grass and spending time with his family and friends.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Relda Joyce Smith; son, Lance Smith and sister, Jerelene Walker and nephew Kendall Traxler.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Gaye Smith Bodin and Van Bodin; one daughter-in-law, Kristy Smith; sisters, Aileen Traxler, Peggy Porter, Linda-Faye Smith and Charlotte Terrell; along with five grandchildren, Ashley Croas, Amber Hall, Andrew Bodin, Kacy Nelson and Kaylin Smith. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Duncan, Alyssa, Anabel, Kade, Asher and Aiden.

Due to COVID-19 and the recommendations from the CDC, we are trying to keep all gatherings smaller than 50 people. Because of the unique circumstances, the funeral is by invitation only to follow these guidelines. We understand and know that he was a beloved member of the community and many would like to pay their respects to Curtis, but we ask that you be in health conscious in this current situation. We respectfully ask if you have any symptoms (fever, coughing, or sore throat), to refrain from attending the viewing. Viewing will be at Riverwood Family Funeral Service 5-8 pm Tuesday, March 17th.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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