Avery Smith, 72, of Helenwood, passed away May 19, 2017, at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Scott County, June, 25, 1944, he was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Maggie Barnes Smith; wife, Wanda June Smith; grandson, Dylan Paulsen; siblings: Arnold Smith, Macel Hutson, Mossie Louise Smith, and two infant brothers; and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Smith.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his children: Paula (Ronnie) Glover, Avery Lee Smith, Rhonda (Bobby) Paulsen, and Leslie (Jeri)  Smith; grandchildren: Justin and Latisha, Jeremy and Sarah, Johnathan and Allysia, John Robert and Sarah, Josh and Mackenzie, Tina and Jimmy, Joey, Cody, Charity, and Shawn; great-grandchildren: Bailey, Andrea, Jasmine, Jada, Josie, Kennan, Kensleigh, and Kimberly Grace; best friend and sister, Lorene Bowling; and several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was conducted May 20, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Lloyd Ray Burkhart and Bro. Craig Waters officiating. Music was provided by Lloyd Ray Burkhart. Graveside service was conducted May 21, at Daniel Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.