RED BAY, AL. – Frankie Ray Smith, 72, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Henry County Medical Center, Paris, TN. He was born in Alabama and was a Draftsman with TVA for 33 years. He was a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Red Bay, AL. He served in the U.S. Army and was Commander of American Legion Post 120. He also served on the Red Bay Water and Gas Board.
Services will be Sunday, January 31, 4 p.m. at Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Daniel Merritt, Bro. David Kelly, Bro. Gerald Collum officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years – Linda Smith; two children- Melissa Holland (Ricky), Anthony Smith, 1- Sister- Brenda Scott (H.T.), 1- Brother- Larry Smith (Shelia), 2- Sisters-in law- Janette Boyd (Alan), Kathy Vinson (Glen) and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tulon and Jessica Shotts Smith and a Brother- Bobby Smith.
Pallbearers will be Charles Inman, Joel Bolding, Brent Collum, Glen Elrod, Glen Vinson, Waymon Blacklidge.