March 6, 1930 - March 15, 2018
Surrounded by family and friends , William Henry Smith, age 88, of Grant, AL departed this Earth to rejoice in Heaven with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Alonzo Smith and Molly Catherine Franks Smith, two sisters Idessa Troup and Cumi Nuby and one brother, O.A. Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Margie Smith, 4 daughters Donna Lannom (Paul), Jo Ann Dennis, Patty Smith (Sheri) and Vicki Dunnam(Dennis), 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild, two sisters, Florence Dennis and Kate Spurgeon, 1 brother, Leon Smith and many nieces and nephews Mr Smith was born and raised in Grant, AL . He was a lineman with North Alabama Electric Co-op and a certified electrician for TVA- Belfonte, and Redstone Arsenal . He also was a master barber and after his retirement, he owned and operated Grant Barber Shop for many years finally taking down his barber pole in 2013. Anytime you visited his shop you walked out with a haircut, maybe heard a joke or two along with a little sermon...He also served as chairman of the board for Free Home Cemetery from 1984-2011. He was an ordained and retired minister of Emmanuel Holiness Conference in South Caroline. He was a member of Jacksonville Emmanuel Holiness Church. He loved the Lord and had made preparations to spend eternity with him many years ago. He was a man full of joy, loved his family and life, and his smile radiated happiness. He was always entertaining people with his funny stories and jokes. Visitation will be Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 5 -8 pm and funeral services Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:00 with visitation from 12-2 at Grant Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Brother Leon Castle and Brother Leslie Lupton. Pallbearers are Chuck McWhirter, Joshua Woods, Tyler Dennis, Josh Hall, Andrew Znachko, Jeremy Dunn. Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Grider, Gerald Dunn, Joe Bearden, Jimmy Davis, Terry Kennamer, Steve Dennis.
Surrounded by family and friends , William Henry Smith, age 88, of Grant, AL departed this Earth to rejoice in Heaven with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Alonzo Smith and Molly Catherine Franks Smith, two sisters... View Obituary & Service Information
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