Bobby A. Smith

Published 1:15 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012

YAZOO CITY — Bobby A. Smith died Monday, March 12, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72 years old.

Bobby will be joining the love of his life, Mary E. Smith, wife of 52 years, in heaven.

Mr. Smith was born in Yazoo City to Arnold and Nola Smith. He attended Yazoo City High School where he excelled as an All-American athlete. He was voted the most valuable athlete his senior year. He was also a proud member of the National Guard.

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Due to his strong ability to build relationships, Bobby was an exceptional salesman for Mississippi Materials Concrete Company. Throughout his life he never met a stranger and was loved by many.

He is survived by one son, Brent Smith (Nancy) of Vicksburg; one daughter, Lynn Smith-Beard (Julian) of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Polly Sudduth (Kenneth) of Yazoo City and Judi Alexander (Sam) of West Mississippi; one brother, Butch Smith of Yazoo City; loving aunt, Sue Appleton of Tinsley; and six grandchildren, Abagail Carr, Courtney Carr-Brewster, Trent Smith, Kayla Smith, Brandon Smith and Beavan Smith.

Services will be at 2 today at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the Rev. Ricky Dorrell officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon until the service.

Pallbearers will be Trent Smith, Brandon Smith, Charlie Appleton, Ben Hardy, James Kemp and David Hamilton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Lee Mitchell, Dustin Mitchell and Clark Mitchell.