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Radney Funeral Home – Saraland

1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, AL

OBITUARY

Terry Lee Smith

July 3, 1961June 25, 2020
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Terry Lee Smith, age 58, passed away tragically on Thursday, June 25, 2020. He is preceded in death by his father Jimmy Smith, step-dad Mack Buddy Wilson, grandparents Bill and Mattie Etheridge and Myra Ellen Meeks.

Terry was employed in traffic control with C & H Construction Services LLC. Terry will be remembered by his family and friends for his positive outlook on life and its trials and journey. He loved to tell stories and shared them with anyone who gave him the opportunity. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He was a graduate of Shaw High School where he played baseball. Terry enjoyed Nascar, Alabama football and restoring his 1973 Oldsmobile 442. Terry and Teresa especially enjoyed their many travelling adventures together. He loved animals , Hartz Fried Chicken, Little Debbie Cakes and Pollman's Bakery brownies !

Terry is survived by his loving wife of 9 years, Teresa Raines Smith, daughter, Leanne Miller( Blake) and mother Linda Wilson. He is also survived by his four brothers, Larry B. Smith, Gary Smith (Mary), Barry L. Smith (Karen) and Jeffrey B. Smith (Paula), three grandchildren; Tristen, Paxton and Blakeleigh Miller, many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL on Sunday, June 28,2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RadneyFuneralHome-Saraland.com for the Smith family.

  • FAMILY

  • Teresa Raines Smith, Wife
  • Leanne Miller (Blake), Daughter and Son- In- Law
  • Linda Etheridge Wilson, Mother
  • Larry B. Smith, Brother
  • Gary Smith (Mary), Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Barry L. Smith (Karen), Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Jeffrey B. Smith (Paula), Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Tristen Miller, Grandson
  • Paxton Miller, Grandson
  • Blakeleigh Miller, Granddaughter
  • Jimmy Smith, Father (deceased)
  • Mack Buddy Wilson, Step Father (deceased)
  • Bill and Mattie Etheridge, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Myra Ellen Meeks, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Terry is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

Memories

Terry Lee Smith

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Megan Daquin

July 3, 2020

Happy birthday in heaven, Mr. Terry. Last time I saw you we were talking about our July birthdays... I wish you knew how missed & loved you are. Thanks for being such a good friend to my husband & our family.. I found a few of these pictures. Something Chazz & I will cherish. ❤️

Marcia Craig

July 3, 2020

There are no words to explain that always asked question of WHY. Terry always had a smile and you just had to take the time to listen to his stories because he just didn’t give you the cliff notes he gave you the story. Lol. We were all so happy when him and my cousin Teresa got married. She and Leanne and all the family members will miss him terribly. Enjoy heaven Terry. God bless you.

William Keltner

June 28, 2020

Terry and I were childhood friends during our school years and when he lived in my neighborhood. A story he liked to tell is about how he met the neighborhood kids just after his family had moved into their house on Moffett Ct. He had been watching us jumping our bikes with various ramps at the bottom of the hill. He thought that looked like fun. So he jumped on his bike and went flying down the hill. But, it was a very steep hill. We saw him coming very fast and thought "Who is this guy and what is he doing?" He hit the ramp doing what seemed like 90 miles an hour and flipped end-over-end, crashing into the bushes! That's how we met Terry. We rode bikes almost every day after that. And as for baseball (he played for Bluebird Rents) he was the best! He used an aluminum bat that was bigger than he was, and he got a hit almost every time. And he was a fantastic shortstop too...the best in the Southern Little League. At school, he was the nicest and coolest guy around. I remember how Terry always walked around the lunchroom saying hello to almost everybody by giving a special wave and tilt of his chin that only Terry could do. He was a great guy. I am sorry that we lost touch over the years after I went into the Army. I just returned back to Mobile and wish now that we had had time to catch up. I will always remember Terry...my deepest condolences to his family.

Tim Meeks

June 27, 2020

Rest in Peace "Charlie Brown". You're the brother I never had, your Uncle Tim loves you very much "Charlie Brown".❤

Tim Meeks

June 27, 2020

Rest In Peace “Charlie Brown “your the brother I never had, your Uncle Tim loves you very much “Charlie Brown”.

Donna Zellers

June 27, 2020

He was an amazing man! Always smiling and full of life! This world will never be the same without him. Praying for Theresa, Mrs Linda, the Smith brothers and all of the extended family.

sherene mason

June 27, 2020

buster and i are so sorry about terry our love and prayers go out to your family

Margaret Gibson-Ward

June 27, 2020

My heart is sad to lose such a dear family member! Truly a wonderful brother in law! My prayers are with the entire family! I love you all!!

Susanne Prine Walden

June 27, 2020

I am so sorry, and deeply saddened to hear of Terry's passing. He was such a great guy! Always a positive and upbeat guy. He loved his friends and he loved and adored his family.
He will be greatly missed by the many lives that he encountered.
Fly high my friend, and rest in the arms of God

Chris Pugh

June 27, 2020

I was just out of high school looking for my first job when I walked in your office and you told me to “be here first thing in the morning”. It was a great relief to know I was going to have a job after putting in so many applications. At that time I didn’t know I was going to have the opportunity to work with one of the greatest guys I’ve ever met. I worked with you for several years, just you and me mostly, and really got to know you. Even though I may of only met some of your family once or twice, I felt like I knew them because you loved telling stories of the ones you loved. I could count on those stories on our long journeys for work. You taught me so much about this job and still today I am putting those lessons to use. Thank you for everything you done for me. You helped me more than you could know.

To your family: this man loved each and everyone of you, my heart goes out to you.

The greatest story teller

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Biography

Terry Lee Smith, age 58, passed away tragically on Thursday, June 25, 2020. He is preceded in death by his father Jimmy Smith, step-dad Buddy Wilson, grandparents Bill and Mattie Etheridge and Myra Ellen Meeks.

Terry was employed in traffic control with C & H Construction Services LLC. Terry will be remembered by his family and friends for his positive outlook on life and its trials and journey. He loved to tell stories and shared them with anyone who gave him the opportunity. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He was a graduate of Shaw High School where he played baseball. Terry enjoyed Nascar, Alabama football and restoring his 1973 Oldsmobile 442. He loved animals , Hartz Fried Chicken, Little Debbie Cakes and Pollman's Bakery brownies !

Terry is survived by his loving wife of 9 years, Teresa Raines Smith, daughter, Leanne Miller( Blake) and mother Linda Wilson. He is also survived by his four brothers, Larry B. Smith, Gary Smith (Mary), Barry L. Smith (Karen) and Jeffrey B. Smith (Paula), three grandchildren; Tristen, Paxton and Blakeleigh Miller, many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL on Sunday, June 28,2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RadneyFuneralHome-Saraland.com for the Smith family.