Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, March 25, 2013
Bobby Gene Smith, 77, of Ridgely died Friday March 22, 2013, at his residence.
Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Dyersburg Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was in Zion Cemetery in Dyersburg. Pallbearers were Terry Parker, Larry Parker, J.T. Curtis, Ricky Brooks, Brad Fuller and Leonard Warne. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Keeling, Ben Beck and Nub Garner.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Bogota Baptist Church or to the Gideons.
He was a retired self-employed contractor and a member of Bogota Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the deacons and the song leader. He was a Mason and a Gideon.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Smith; his daughter, Shelia Gurien of Ridgely; his son, Freddie Smith of Ridgely; two sisters, Barbara Pledge and Pat Smith, both of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Corey Smith and Natosha Gurien; and a great-grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Pauline (Paschall) Smith; his sister, Margaret Jones; and two brothers, L.B. Smith and Dennis Smith.
Condolences may be left at www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net