Terry Ray "Papa 8" Smith, age 58, Russellville, Ala., passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Helen Keller Hospital.
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The visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, Ala., one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service in the funeral home chapel with Brother Philip Kimbrough officiating. Interment will be in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tom Graham, Lanny Hargrove, James N. Odom, Brandon Wood, Ronald Odom, and Timmy Odom; honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Dale Smith and Ricky Kimbrough.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Harold Smith, grandparents, Raymond and Mary Smith, Kitty Odom McCollum, nephew, John Wood.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Judy Suggs Smith; daughters, Jada Smith (Aaron Keith) Lindsey, Nesha Smith, and Kortnee Smith Loveless; mother, Imogene "Jean" Odom Smith; sister, Mary Leigh (Johnny) Wood; brother, Raymond Hugh Smith; three grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Peyton Loveless, Madlynne Loveless, Ryder Loveless; nephew, Brandon Wood; his dog, Booboo; numerous friends.
He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Special thanks and appreciation to Helen Keller Hospital third floor nurses and staff and Davita Dialysis Center.
Akins Funeral Home assisted the family. Go to www.akinsfh.com to view the memorial tribute and sign the online register book.
Published in Florence Times Daily on May 20, 2013