Wednesday, September 28, 1932 - Monday, July 10, 2017
Mr. Edsel E. Smith of Slocomb went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 10, 2017 at Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 84. He was a wonderful father, paw- paw, friend and neighbor who will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Slocomb with Rev. Teddy Ward and Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Slocomb on Wednesday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continuing until service time.
Mr. Smith was born September 28, 1932 in Geneva County to the late James Robert and Minnie Belle Andrews Smith. Mr. Smith served in the National Guard for many years. He worked in management at Twitchell and Clearline Plastics before opening his own business, S&J Plastics in 1982. Edsel enjoyed spending time with his family, working cattle, fishing and singing. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Slocomb where he served as a deacon. He also served as youth director and music minister at various churches.
In addition to his parents, his wife of 60 years, Addie Merle Smith; five sisters and three brothers all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Jones (Sammy), Slocomb; his grandson, Lee Jones (Amanda), Slocomb; two great-grandchildren: Hatcher and Hannah Kate Jones; two sisters: Grace Enfinger (J.S.) and Nellie Slaughter (Jimmy); several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.