Funeral services will be Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. James Cohorn, Rev. Philip Cooper and Rev. Bobby Kirk officiating. Burial will follow at Lebanon Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery in Spring Garden. The family request no flowers and suggest memorial contributions in memory of John R. Smith to the Big Oak Boys or Girls Ranch, P.O.Box 507, Springville, AL 35146 or to the Spring Garden Fire Department, 4635 County Road 8, Piedmont, AL 36272.www.thompsonfuneralhomepiedmont.com.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Smith of Spring Garden; son, Lynn Smith of Spring Garden; one grandson, sister and her family from Harpersville and Birmingham.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, R. D. and Carra Linda Smith.