Emmett “Dave” Smith, Jr., age 84, of Trussville, Alabama passed away on July 3, 2021.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Emmett and Kate Smith of Lorain, Ohio, and his son Phillip.
Survived by his devoted and loving wife of 47 years, Judy. His brother C. W. (Barbara). Sons Paul (Betsy), Zac (Haley), and daughter Valerie Maldonado (Frankie). His nine grandchildren and his mother-in-law Judy Thomas.
Dave was a passionate aviator having learned to fly in Hawaii while serving in the United States Air Force. An avid reader and lover of history, especially North American Indians and Westerns, Civil War, and War World II eras. He loved classic country music. He had a wry sense of humor. He was gentle man who quietly served others behind the scenes. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Trussville since 1978; a charter member of the Rotary Club of Trussville Daybreak; and the former owner of Dave Smith Insurance Services.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to Men on Missions at First Baptist Church of Trussville or the Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry (T.E.A.M) where he served weekly during retirement until COVID.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Trussville on Friday July 9, 2021 at 12 noon. The family will receive family and friends at 11 AM.