Melvin Willard Smith, of Woodbury passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was a native of Cannon Co., the son of the late Clessie and Meda Merriman Smith.
He is survived by his wife and devoted caregiver Betty E. Basham Smith; daughters Tammy Smith Tyler, Sherry (Kenneth) Smith, both of Michigan; grandchildren; Tiffany, Jacob, Josh, Jillian and Devin; great grandchildren Cameron, Sean and a new great grandbaby; twin brother and best friend Marvin (Agnes) Smith of Murfreesboro, nephew Frank (Laura) Smith sister-in-law Shirley Smith of Oklahoma; Basham sisters-in-law, Mary, Carolyn, Linda, Connie and Angie of Woodbury.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Horace, Louie, and Nolan, father and mother-in-law James and Clara Basham.
Melvin retired from General Motors, as well as AVCO/Textron, he was a veteran of the Army and an active member of the VFW. He enjoyed his cats, making a garden and vacationing in Florida.
Visitation with his family will be at the Woodbury Funeral Home, Thursday, January 13, from 11 am to 2 pm.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm Thursday at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens.