Clifton L. Smith

Published 10:08 am Monday, April 8, 2013

Clifton L. Smith


Clifton L. Smith, born Aug 6, 1939, to William H. and Ethel L. Smith, passed away on April 5, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Clifton L. Smith Jr. and David Smith; sisters, Hazel Ray and Carolyn DelRosa; a brother, Raymond “Bill” Wooten; and a son-in-law, Jeffrey O’Martin.

His is survived by a wife of 49 years, Dorothy Smith; daughters, Tammy Vanderslice (George) of Wilsonville, Karen Martin of Maylene, Judy Carr (Terry) of Alabaster and Mary Ann Barker of Maylene; sons, William T. Smith of Maylene and James L. Smith Sr. of Huntsville, Texas; brother, Jim Smith (Carol) of Water Valley, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He worked for Moore-Handley and then later he went to work for the Alabaster Water Board and was there for 26 and a half years before retiring. He was also an auxiliary and part-time dispatch officer for the Alabaster Police Department. He was an Alabaster volunteer firefighter and he drove for the local ambulance service for a number of years. He has been working for The Birmingham News for the last 15 years. He was a loving father and great friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation was held on April 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Montevallo. Funeral services will be held April 8 at 2 p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Ryans Cemetery.

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