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Roy Lee Smith

October 6, 1939 — October 2, 2023

Roy Lee Smith

    Roy Lee Smith, a beloved father, grandfather, passed away October 2, 2023. Born on October 6, 1939, in Couch, Missouri, Roy was a kind, caring, and knowledgeable individual who always went out of his way to help others. 

    One of Roy's greatest passions in life was working on cars and restoring them to their former glory. He was employed at the Ford Motor Company for many years. His expertise in this area was well-known among his peers and he took great pride in his ability to bring new life to old vehicles. This hobby not only brought him joy but also provided an avenue for him to connect with others who shared his passion.

    Roy's proudest accomplishments were being a loving father and grandfather. He cherished every moment spent with his family and took great delight in creating lasting memories with them. His sons Craig Smith and Clark Smith meant the world to him, and he always made sure to be there for them when they needed his guidance or support. Roy's dedication as a father extended to his grandchildren as well. Micheal and Nikole held a special place in their grandfather's heart, as did his great-grandchildren Braden, Taylor, Noah, and Addison. In addition to his immediate family members, Roy is also survived by his sisters Nadine Balogh and Freda Davis, as well as his brothers Jodie Smith and Lynn Barton. His loving nature was evident in the bond he shared with each of them.

    Roy was preceded in death by several loved ones. His mother Mary Joyce (Hollis) Smith and father Chester Smith were waiting eagerly to reunite with their son. Roy’s devoted wife Emilie Smith was also among those who passed before him, leaving him with cherished memories of their time together. Additionally, his sister Imogene Allen, infant twin brother Troy and grandson Christopher Smith were dearly missed by Roy and their memory will be forever treasured.

    Throughout his life, Roy touched the hearts of countless individuals with his kindness and generosity. His legacy will continue to live on in the memories and lives he influenced. He will be forever missed but never forgotten.

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Upcoming Services


Service will be held at a future date

Bailey Cemetery

Alton, MO

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Past Services


Saturday, October 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. James Catholic Church

201 N Missouri St, Potosi, MO 63664

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