O.D. Smith
January 6, 1923 -
April 17, 2013

Visitation

April 20, 2013
5-8 p.m.

Service 

April 21, 2013
3:00 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Odie David (O.D.) Smith, age 90 who passed away April 17, 2013, will be conducted Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. He was a native of Lincoln County and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in WWII in the 101st Airborne. He was the son of the late Lillian and David B. Smith of Lincoln County.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife Opal Lee McPherson Smith. Survivors include their three sons Ronnie Smith and wife Kaye, Michael Smith and wife Kathy, and David Smith all of Lincoln County; three granddaughters Christal Smith Taylor and husband Jason, LaCarrie Smith Means and husband Ryan and Gloria Smith also of Lincoln County; one grandson Garrett Smith of Madison County, AL; two great grandsons Hunter and Jacob Means; three sisters Sarah Bradford and husband Bill and Lottie Leftwich also of Lincoln County, Mary and Floyd Brumby of Tyler, TX.

Mr. Smith worked for the Lincoln County School System for many years as an electrician and plumber. He was a member of the Hope Assembly of God Church.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Higgins Funeral Home.

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18 Comments

  1. Nelson Burke

    Ronnie, Mike, and David,
    I can’t believe its been a year already since your dad passed away. I told Brenda that if I EVER had a friend in this life, it was O.D.! I thought the WORLD of him, well actually all of y’all! I have so many good memories of growing up with y’all! I used to love when we came to visit! Ronnie and me would roam the streets of Fayetteville and just have an absolutely great time – Always an adventure!

    Reply
  2. Debbie White Taylor

    David, Ronnie & family,

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

    Debbie

    Reply
  3. mildred mcnatt

    Dear precious family, I am so sorry to read about Bro.O.D. passing……This is one of the most heartbreaking times we face in our lives…..My heart is saddened for the family….I pray for comfort for yall, knowing he loved the Lord he is in a better place.I have wonderful memories of your parents at church…..they were wonderful people……………. Mildred

    Reply
  4. Vangie Holsted

    Ronnie, Mike, and David,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Uncle O.D. was always fun. I came by one day years ago and bought a wood sled he made and we use it every year to stack christmas presents on under our tree, he also gave my girls, which were little at the time, a little red coke wagon he made to put their dolls in and roll around. We still have these and will always think of him when we look at these. A couple of months before your mother passed Lala and I came by for a visit and I shared this with your mother, she really enjoyed the fact that we still had these things and used them, so I thought you might too. I love you guys,I will be praying for you and feel free to call 615 948 8169 or come by if your ever in Murfreesboro.
    Vangie

    Reply
  5. Nancy Mitchell

    David I’m sorry for the lost of your father, I know you will find comfort knowing your father and mother are enjoying each other again.

    Reply
  6. Brenda & Joe Burns

    David and Family.So Sorry for your loss.May God be with each of you! You are in my Prayers

    Reply
  7. Dennie and Betty Jo Massey

    .Sarah Lottie. David and. Family May gods blessings be with you in the loss of your love one .

    we will keep you in our prayers

    Reply
  8. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Dear David and LaCarrie, So very sorry to learn of Mr. O.
    D. passing away. Our prayers are with you and all your family at this difficult time.
    Daddy thought the world of Mr. O.D. and also your dad was such a comfort to mother after Daddy died. I think they both enjoyed just talking about daddy and sharing memories of him. …………..Love, Ronnie and Eloise.

    Reply
  9. Wanda Shelton

    God bless you all. Love and prayers

    Reply
  10. Robin Shelton

    David and family,

    I have you all in my thoughts. My first memories of Mr. O.D. are from grade school when he and Mr. Barnes would come to repair something. I talked and laughed with them just like they were family and I kept up with Mr. O.D. after school through my friend and co-worker, David. I know you will miss him as will all who knew and loved him but I hope you can allow your good memories of him to carry you to brighter days. He certainly brightened some of my days through the years.

    Reply
  11. Jeff & Teresa Massey

    Dear Smith Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. May God comfort you with his love and understanding, and take you thru this time of sorrow with great strength.

    Love,
    Jeff & Teresa

    Reply
  12. Jinson Knott

    Ronnie,Mike & David, so sorry for your loss. Please know that others are praying for the Smith Family in this time of sorrow. May God continue to keep and bless you. Jinson Knott

    Reply
  13. shirley smith

    David
    I so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, i will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Reply
  14. Heather Dickey and Libby Quick

    David-

    We are very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  15. Carolyn Brooks

    Dear David, LeCarrie and Smith Family,
    So sorry to hear about Mr. Smith. We always enjoyed and appreciated him so much. I know you have lots of
    precious memories and will find comfort in them.
    Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Carolyn Brooks & Family

    Reply
  16. Billlie Stewman

    YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I PRAY YOU WILL FIND COMFORT IN YOUR MEMORIES OF A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND DAD.

    Reply
  17. Dora Barnes

    David,
    So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. I know this is a difficult time for you. I will have your family in my prayers. God Bless You all.

    In Christian Love,
    Dora Barnes

    Reply
  18. Diane Dyer Buchanan

    David and Family,

    I am so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Having lost my Mother last year, I truly know how hard this is.

    I know you must have garnered a wealth of wonderful memories over the years to share with family and friends. Hopefully, this will help ease your sorrow.

    May God Bless and Comfort You.

    Reply

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18 Comments

  1. Nelson Burke

    Ronnie, Mike, and David,
    I can’t believe its been a year already since your dad passed away. I told Brenda that if I EVER had a friend in this life, it was O.D.! I thought the WORLD of him, well actually all of y’all! I have so many good memories of growing up with y’all! I used to love when we came to visit! Ronnie and me would roam the streets of Fayetteville and just have an absolutely great time – Always an adventure!

    Reply
  2. Debbie White Taylor

    David, Ronnie & family,

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

    Debbie

    Reply
  3. mildred mcnatt

    Dear precious family, I am so sorry to read about Bro.O.D. passing……This is one of the most heartbreaking times we face in our lives…..My heart is saddened for the family….I pray for comfort for yall, knowing he loved the Lord he is in a better place.I have wonderful memories of your parents at church…..they were wonderful people……………. Mildred

    Reply
  4. Vangie Holsted

    Ronnie, Mike, and David,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Uncle O.D. was always fun. I came by one day years ago and bought a wood sled he made and we use it every year to stack christmas presents on under our tree, he also gave my girls, which were little at the time, a little red coke wagon he made to put their dolls in and roll around. We still have these and will always think of him when we look at these. A couple of months before your mother passed Lala and I came by for a visit and I shared this with your mother, she really enjoyed the fact that we still had these things and used them, so I thought you might too. I love you guys,I will be praying for you and feel free to call 615 948 8169 or come by if your ever in Murfreesboro.
    Vangie

    Reply
  5. Nancy Mitchell

    David I’m sorry for the lost of your father, I know you will find comfort knowing your father and mother are enjoying each other again.

    Reply
  6. Brenda & Joe Burns

    David and Family.So Sorry for your loss.May God be with each of you! You are in my Prayers

    Reply
  7. Dennie and Betty Jo Massey

    .Sarah Lottie. David and. Family May gods blessings be with you in the loss of your love one .

    we will keep you in our prayers

    Reply
  8. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Dear David and LaCarrie, So very sorry to learn of Mr. O.
    D. passing away. Our prayers are with you and all your family at this difficult time.
    Daddy thought the world of Mr. O.D. and also your dad was such a comfort to mother after Daddy died. I think they both enjoyed just talking about daddy and sharing memories of him. …………..Love, Ronnie and Eloise.

    Reply
  9. Wanda Shelton

    God bless you all. Love and prayers

    Reply
  10. Robin Shelton

    David and family,

    I have you all in my thoughts. My first memories of Mr. O.D. are from grade school when he and Mr. Barnes would come to repair something. I talked and laughed with them just like they were family and I kept up with Mr. O.D. after school through my friend and co-worker, David. I know you will miss him as will all who knew and loved him but I hope you can allow your good memories of him to carry you to brighter days. He certainly brightened some of my days through the years.

    Reply
  11. Jeff & Teresa Massey

    Dear Smith Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. May God comfort you with his love and understanding, and take you thru this time of sorrow with great strength.

    Love,
    Jeff & Teresa

    Reply
  12. Jinson Knott

    Ronnie,Mike & David, so sorry for your loss. Please know that others are praying for the Smith Family in this time of sorrow. May God continue to keep and bless you. Jinson Knott

    Reply
  13. shirley smith

    David
    I so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, i will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Reply
  14. Heather Dickey and Libby Quick

    David-

    We are very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  15. Carolyn Brooks

    Dear David, LeCarrie and Smith Family,
    So sorry to hear about Mr. Smith. We always enjoyed and appreciated him so much. I know you have lots of
    precious memories and will find comfort in them.
    Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Carolyn Brooks & Family

    Reply
  16. Billlie Stewman

    YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I PRAY YOU WILL FIND COMFORT IN YOUR MEMORIES OF A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND DAD.

    Reply
  17. Dora Barnes

    David,
    So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. I know this is a difficult time for you. I will have your family in my prayers. God Bless You all.

    In Christian Love,
    Dora Barnes

    Reply
  18. Diane Dyer Buchanan

    David and Family,

    I am so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Having lost my Mother last year, I truly know how hard this is.

    I know you must have garnered a wealth of wonderful memories over the years to share with family and friends. Hopefully, this will help ease your sorrow.

    May God Bless and Comfort You.

    Reply

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