MANUEL SMITH, 82, died July 11, 2021. Born Sept. 25, 1938, he was reared in the Rock Springs Community and had a passion for the livestock business. Predeceasing him were parents John and Bernice Smith and brother Galen Smith.
Surviving are wife of 52 years Rosemary Smith; children Lana (Mike) Sauceman, Chad (Kimberley) Smith; siblings Dan Smith, Emilea Copeland; many nieces and nephews.
Gary McRae officiated the 2 p.m. service held July 16 at Blountsville Baptist Church. Burial followed at Rock Springs Cemetery with Blake Mooneyham, Joe Garrett, Shane Brown, Doug Hinds, Keith Meade, and Steve Madden serving as pallbearers. Bruce Dial and David McAlpine were honorary pallbearers. The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.