\Osmond Daw Smith, of Oneida, passed away February 27, 2017,  at Tennova Hospital in Powell, with his wife at his side.

Born in Oak Ridge, March 7, 1980, he was preceded in death by his father, Danny Osmond Smith; step-father, Willie Blalock; grandparents: Willie Goins, and Osmond and Judy Smith; niece, Samantha Paige Harness; and great-nephew, Little Ricky.

He was a man who wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and a man who made sure his family was safe, his kids were loved, and his wife got spoiled a little now and then. He was a stand-up guy who did the right thing whether it was noticed or not. He had a strong conviction but a tender heart.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta Smith of Oneida; children: Dilyon, Austin, Joshua, JoJo and Kaylee, all of Oneida; mother, Sheree Dempsey of Signal Mountain; sister, Danette McCrary of Whitwell; in-laws: Patty Smith and Kathy Eads, both of LaFollette, and Kenny Eads of Oneida; nieces and nephews: Celeste, Reagan, Rayleen, Brianna, Danielle, Jade, Dallas, Nick, Coby, Damion, Isaac, Jaxon and Thomas; great- nephew and nieces: Dawson, Cheyenne, Denali, Amelia and Karmyn; and many other relatives.

Memorial service was conducted March 2, at New Haven Baptist Church.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.

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