Mr. Roy Edwin Smith

Published 11:06am Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Funeral service for Mr. Roy Edwin Smith, 87, of Alexander City, will be Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.  Dr. John Watkins and Randy Anderson will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Russell Medical Center.  He was born on December 23, 1924 in Clay County, Alabama to William Jolly Smith and Minnie Etta Freeman Smith.  He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.  Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army during WWI and later worked as a card tender for Russell Corp for 34 years. He enjoyed gardening, gospel music, and was an avid Alabama football fan.  He was also a Lifetime Member of the D.A.V., the American Legion, and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars.  Mr. Smith loved his family greatly, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved supporting them in their sports and all activities.

He is survived by his daughters, Rita Faye McKelvey (Todd) and Debra Ann Fuller (Robert), all of Alexander City; son, Roger Eugene Smith of Alexander City; grandchildren, Ricky Haynes (Lacey), Shannon DeLoach (Laura), Amy Gilliland (Rob), and Autumn Smith; great-grandchildren, Channing Haynes, Emma Haynes, Morgan DeLoach, Caydey DeLoach, Jefflyn DeLoach, Maddie Sims, Cain Ashworth, and Regan Ashworth; sister, Faye Cotney of Oxford and Wynelle Hardman of Georgia; and numerous nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Joyce Gentry Smith; his parents; sister, Nettie Gay Suggs; brothers, Elvin Smith, Ezra Smith, Lester Smith, and Curtis Smith; and grandchild, Mark Smith.

The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 210 South Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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