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Obituary - Rocky Lynn Smith



Rocky Lynn Smith, 60, of Shelbyville, Tenn., passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

He is a native of Bedford County and the son of the late Herman Boyd Smith and Mary Catherine Arnold Smith. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and retired from Alcan after thirty eight years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kim McBride Smith. He is also survived by four children: Jamie (Bags) and Tracy Smith of Petersburg, Jennifer (Jeff) Duke of Unionville, Heather (Brad) Maxey and and Kaylea Smith also of Shelbyville.

Smith is also survived by three brothers: Roger (Boe) Smith of Shelbyville; Terry (Mookie) Smith of Wartrace and Donny Smith of Shelbyville. He is survived by six grandchildren: Shelby and Jamen (Mutt) Smith both of Petersburg, Dillon Lucas of Shelbyville, Summer and Laken Duke of Unionville and Lauryn Clark of Shelbyville.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Stewart and two brothers, Jerry (Pork Chop) Smith and Johnny Smith.

Visitation was Friday, October 7, 2011 at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the chapel of Gowen-Smith with Brother Ron Chilton officiating. Per his request, his remains were cremated.

Jamie "Bags" Smith is an employee of Joe Fleming Stables in Shelbyville, Tenn.

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