He was an active basketball enthusiast, playing at McMinn County High School and on other local teams.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Chris Smith and Terrance Smith; and uncles: William Smith, Calvin Smith and Fred Smith.
Survivors include wife, Victoria Smith of Cleveland; two sons: Victor Smith and Damien Burke, both of Cleveland; his mother, Ella Mae Moore of Niota; four brothers: J.B. (Carolyn) Smith of Madisonville, David Smith of Athens, Marcus Smith and Timothy Wilkerson, both of Niota; one sister, Nancy (Tony) Moore of Niota; one grandson, Christopher Lee Smith of Cleveland; four uncles: Billy Simpson and Jim Bo Simpson, both of Athens, Phillip Smith and Joe Smith, both of Niota; and several other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, in the chapel of M.D. Dotson and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Leuty McDermott officiating.
Words of comfort may be submitted at www.mddotsonandsons.com