Brimage “Bud” Lee Smith – Obituary

By  | October 3, 2018 | Filed under: Higgins Funeral Home, Obituaries

Funeral service for Mr. Brimage “Bud” Lee Smith, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 4, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday evening 5 PM until 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. A second service will be at 2 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Union Hill Church of Christ in Moss, TN with visitation starting at 12 PM until time of service. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Bro. David Sain will be officiating both services.

Mr. Smith was born on September 17, 1936 in Clay County, TN to the late Walter Lemuel and Leam Ada Turner Smith. He graduated from Hermitage Springs High School in 1955 and then Tennessee Technological University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on the earn his MBA degree from Alabama A&M University in 1976.

After graduating from Tennessee Tech and before moving to Fayetteville, TN in 1962, Bud worked as an engineer for the United States Air Force. From 1968 to 1984, he served on the Lincoln County Board of Education. In 1994, after 34 years of service, Bud retired from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, AL. Bud and Clarice were members of Park City Church of Christ since 1988 where Bud served as a bible class teacher and Elder. Presently they were members of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ. Mr. Smith passed away on October 2, 2018.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Clarice Jean Copass Smith; children, Beverly (David) Hood of Hampton Cove, AL, Bruce (Suzy) Smith of Taft, TN, Gregory L Smith of Decatur, AL, and Kimberly (Dennis) Herndon of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Valerie (Rob) Leonard, Jessica (Elliot) Hamm, Zak Smith, Crissy Smith, Sean Alex Smith, Taylor Herndon, and Kyle Herndon; great-grandchildren, Jake Leonard, Addie Claire Leonard, Katie Leonard, and Lily Hamm; siblings, Dillard (Joyce) Smith of Cleveland, GA, Belva Cowan Davis of Red Boiling Springs, TN, and Jimmy Smith of Moss, TN; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Lemuel and Leam Ada Turner Smith; grandson, Ross Hood; and siblings, Willadean Allen, Jewell Carlisle, Douglas Smith, and Patricia Smith.

Memorials may be made to the International Gospel Hour at PO Box 118, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

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