We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at James Funeral Home
Truman Adam Smith
Wrens, GA – Truman Adam Smith, 86, loving husband of the late Linda Carol Taylor Smith, entered into his eternal rest Saturday evening, July 23, 2022 at Doctors’ Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday morning, July 28, 2022 in the Keysville United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Ed Chance officiating.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday evening, July 27, 2022.
One of two children born to the late Annie Mae Arrington Smith and the late Lon Smith, Truman was raised in Keysville, graduated from Hephzibah High School and was then drafted into the Army. After marrying the love of his life, he moved his family to Wrens where he had lived since 1983. Truman worked at GA-TN Mining Company in Wrens before joining Proctor & Gamble where he retired as a production tech. Always one to stay busy, for the last 20+ years he took on the task of heading up the Keysville UMC Cemetery—taking care of the grounds and keeping immaculate records. Truman loved to garden and was known for his scrumptious tomatoes. An outdoorsman, he loved to hunt and fish—if he couldn’t be found, look for him at one of his favorite fishing holes. Truman has been described as being humble, generous, steadfast, trustworthy, and being a man of his word. It was also said that he could hold very interesting and intelligent conversations about multiple and varied topics. He was self-motivated and believed in learning and growing in knowledge. He then would share his experiences and knowledge with those around him, mentoring many young men in the community. Truman was a dependable, loyal friend and the epitome of a family man—an adoring husband and devoted father, he loved his family unconditionally. His greatest joy and pleasure were found in their presence. Truman has now entered into his eternal Heavenly home. Even though he leaves a void that cannot be filled, Truman will forever live on in our hearts.
Truman is also preceded in death by his sister, Melba Cannon and nephew, Larry Turbeville. Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Paul A. Smith and Vicki Neveu (Raymond); niece, Beth Smith (Jim); nephew, Randy Cannon; sister-in-law, Kathy Pridgen (Gene); brothers-in-law, Judson Taylor and Freddie Taylor; and many friends.
The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Keysville UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Dianne Stewart, 8219 Hwy 88 E, Keysville GA 30816.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the kindnesses evidenced in thought, deed and prayer.