George Ray “Buck” Smith, 85, of Chapmanville, WV, departed this life on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Born December 8, 1935, at Elizabethton, TN, he was the son of the late Robert and Dalace Minton Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Rose Smith; one infant son, Gary Allen Smith; two brothers: Robert E. Smith and Joe Smith; one sister, Elizabeth A. Townsend; and one brother-in-law, Raymond L. Townsend.
Buck, as he was affectionately known, retired from General Motors in Parma, Ohio. He was also a member of the U.A.W. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, he enjoyed gardening and riding his four-wheeler. Buck was a devout Christian and a member of Garrett Chapel Community Church.
Those left to cherish his memory are one daughter, Salena (Chad) Browning of Chapmanville, WV; one son, Steven (Kelle) Smith of Ringgold, GA; his grandchildren: Cassidy LaRae Browning and Amber Elizabeth Browning both of Chapmanville, WV, Sydney Paige Smith, Paxton Ray Smith, and Chastity Michelle Smith all of Ringgold, GA. Additionally, Buck leaves behind a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Chapmanville, WV, with Rev. Johnny Workman officiating.
Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held two hours prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Chapmanville, WV.
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