Monday, August 2, 1948 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Mr. Thomas Smith of Wicksburg passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at UAB. He was 68.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Christian Home Church of Christ in Wicksburg with Minister Mark Turner officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:30 p.m. and continuing until service time.
Thomas was born August 2, 1948 in West Virginia to the late Earnest and Virginia Duty Smith. He was a member of the Christian Home Church of Christ and proudly served his country in the United States Marines and Army until his retirement. Thomas processed an intense faith in Christ which allowed him to achieve his goals in life. He loved to fly; but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He lived by the moto: Truth, Honor and Integrity. He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, his daughter, Taritha Smith Slenker preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Blakenship Smith, Newton (Wicksburg); two daughters: Carie Wilkerson (Kenny), Cordele, GA and Alexandria Blount (Ryan), Wicksburg; one son, Daniel Smith (Stephanie), Enterprise; six grandchildren: Matthew Daniel Smith, Benjamin Ryan Smith, Reagan Kathleen Wilkerson, Brianna Syble Wilkerson, Daniel James Anderson and Sarah Virginia Blount; three brothers: Franklin Smith (Thelma), Clarksville, TN, Colin Smith (Donna), Hunnington, WV and Robert Smith (Neysha), Ocala, FL; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.