Mr. James Michael “Mike” Smith

Published 6:02 pm Monday, March 11, 2019

VALLEY — Mr. James Michael “Mike” Smith, 66, of Valley passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. EDT from Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with Rev. Steve York officiating.  Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens in Valley.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 44 ½ years, Cindy Smith; children Amy Blackstock (Judson) and Craig Smith; his father, James William Smith; brother, Steve Smith (Helen), sister, Barbara Rodgers (Darryl); two grandchildren, Hannah Grace and Joshua Blackstock, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Murphy Smith.

Mr. Smith was born in Opelika on June 5, 1952.  At one time he  was the assistant manager of the Auburn and Opelika A&P grocery store and later worked at Knauf Fiberglass in Lanett.  Mr. Smith was a member of the Journey Church in Valley.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.  He was affectionately called “Bo” by his grandchildren, who were the joy of his life.

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Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.