Mr. A. J. Smith, age 85 of Newnan, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on June 27, 2018. He was born in Cumming, Georgia to the late John Anderson Smith and Viola Tatum Smith. He owned his own vinyl siding construction Company. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his daughter Edna “Terri” Teresa Maciupa, six brothers, and four sisters.
He loved his family and his country, proudly serving in the U.S. Army. He honored the American flag and loved and collected eagles. He was true to the red, white, and blue. He loved to entertain his grandchildren with his amazing story-telling. He loved to travel, loved the ocean, and loved country music with Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash being his favorites. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Betty Travis Smith; sons, Allen J. Smith (Debbie) and Tracy D. Smith; daughters, Andrea Reagan (Billy), Lorie Ann Brand (Don); grandchildren, Rusty and Andy, Jason and Jennifer, Mandy and Amy, Charleigh and Caleigh, Ashley, Zachery and Rachel; 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor David Steele officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery on Jonesboro Road, Forest Park, GA at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral from 10:00 a.m. until service time.