Aubrey Wilson Smith, Jr.
January 18, 1947 -
August 10, 2023

Visitation

August 15, 2023
5pm to 8pm

Service 

August 16, 2023
10:30am

Interment

August 16, 2023
Obituary

Funeral service for Aubrey Wilson Smith, Jr., age 76, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Caleb Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Aubrey was born on January 18, 1947, in Lansing, MI, to the late Aubrey Wilson Smith and Pauline Hately Smith. He was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church and an ordained deacon, and he served in the US Army Reserves. Mr. Smith enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bird watching and had an eye for photography. He had a caring heart for animals, including his cats, dogs, and goats. Aubrey passed away on August 10, 2023, at his residence.

On November 23, 1968, Aubrey married the love of his life, Karon Marshall Smith. To their union, they had 2 children, Jason (Erika) Smith of Coppell, TX, and Andrea (Bradly) Evans of Fayetteville, TN; and grandchildren, Addison Evans, and Cheyenne Evans. Additional survivors include his sister, Teresa (Al) Mitchell, and a brother, Carey (Darla) Smith.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Ramp Ministry, P.O. Box 623, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Aubrey Wilson Smith, Jr.

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9 Comments

  1. Frank

    I had the privilege of knowing & working with Aubrey since September 30, 2005. During that time he kinda became my corporate mentor and provided me with meaningful guidance. On more occasions than I can count it became apparent that he was my friend and advocate. This was obvious when ‘he stood up’ when others did nothing. I will in my own ways miss him tremendously and hope to cross paths again someday (just not too soon).

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  2. Connie Porter

    Karon,

    So sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Connie (Thelma Ruth’s daughter)

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  3. Brenda Brewer Bates

    Karon, Robert and I are so sorry to hear about Aubrey! Our prayer for comfort and strength for you and your family! Brenda and Robert

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  4. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my deepest condolences. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. I love you Karen.

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  5. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with this kind man. I know he will be missed. I don’t think I ever saw him that Mrs Karon wasn’t by his side.My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God comfort your hearts in the days to come.

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  6. Karen Gilliam

    Mr. Aubrey will surely be missed by his family, friends, and faith family. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

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  7. Jim Milling

    Though loves be lost love shall not be;
    And death shall have no dominion.

    Dylan Thomas

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  8. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Karon and family, we are so sorry to hear of Aubrey’s death. You all will be on our prayers.

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  9. Kathy Shook Brown

    Karon,
    We are so sorry, our prayers are with you all.
    He was always so kind and friendly when we would see you.

    Reply

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9 Comments

  1. Frank

    I had the privilege of knowing & working with Aubrey since September 30, 2005. During that time he kinda became my corporate mentor and provided me with meaningful guidance. On more occasions than I can count it became apparent that he was my friend and advocate. This was obvious when ‘he stood up’ when others did nothing. I will in my own ways miss him tremendously and hope to cross paths again someday (just not too soon).

    Reply
  2. Connie Porter

    Karon,

    So sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Connie (Thelma Ruth’s daughter)

    Reply
  3. Brenda Brewer Bates

    Karon, Robert and I are so sorry to hear about Aubrey! Our prayer for comfort and strength for you and your family! Brenda and Robert

    Reply
  4. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my deepest condolences. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. I love you Karen.

    Reply
  5. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with this kind man. I know he will be missed. I don’t think I ever saw him that Mrs Karon wasn’t by his side.My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God comfort your hearts in the days to come.

    Reply
  6. Karen Gilliam

    Mr. Aubrey will surely be missed by his family, friends, and faith family. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

    Reply
  7. Jim Milling

    Though loves be lost love shall not be;
    And death shall have no dominion.

    Dylan Thomas

    Reply
  8. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Karon and family, we are so sorry to hear of Aubrey’s death. You all will be on our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Kathy Shook Brown

    Karon,
    We are so sorry, our prayers are with you all.
    He was always so kind and friendly when we would see you.

    Reply

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