With great loss and mourning we, the family of Amos Smith, with to write this obituary as we express our love
and respect for a very wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
Amos Smith was born October 13, 1917 at Softshell, Kentucky to James and Maggie Jane Bolen Smith.
He joined God’s children in Heaven on July 28, 2001, making his stay here on earth 83 years, 9 months and
Dad had been a member of the Mount Olive Old Regular Baptist Church at Garner, Kentucky since June 3,
1990. He was a faithful member and dearly loved the Lord. He loved everyone and loved to share his testimony.
He was preceded in death by both parents; two infant children, two brothers: Edgar and Raymond Smith; and
three sisters: Luna Jones, Audrey Smith and Marjorie Gose.
He is survived by his wife, Roxie Collins Smith; two sons, Bobby Smith and wife, Geraldine of Hindman,
Kentucky and Ancel Smith and fiancee, Retha of Leburn, Kentucky; two daughters, Betty Watts and husband,
Sidney of Hindman, Kentucky and Bonnie Hall and husband, Danny of Hindman, Kentucky, four grandchildren:
David Lowell Watts, Bobby Wayne Smith and wife, Stephanie, Amber Lea Cody and Matthew Ryan Slone; and
one step grandchild, Jason lee Hall; and one great granddaughter, Steshia Elizabeth Smith. Also surviving are a
host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Dad can be remembered as a hard worker. Although he had little education, he had great work ethics and
was always willing to go the extra mile to do a job right. He always had to work hard but enjoyed it. During his
illness he often talked about wanting to go to work.
He was a coal miner, worked in the oil fields, steel factories, log woods and saw mills. He had great
knowledge about wood and was an expert gardener and farmer.
Dad and Mom were married 60 years on December 10, 2000. Dad had a great love for his family and he had
a very special love for all children. His grandchildren were the high light of his life. He had a special bonding with
his only great granddaughter. From birth, he went daily to see her until his illness. During his illness, he always
got the strength to show love for her until the day he died. Dad had a wonderful life and he was a most
wonderful, gracious father, grandfather, great grandfather, and husband. He was deeply loved and will be
missed greatly by the family, friends and neighbors.
Before Dad died, he appeared to be seeing great visions. We feel that his outstretched arms reaching up
were reaching for Heaven.
Dad, we live with the hope in our hearts that we’ll see you again in Heaven. We love and miss you.