Billy Eugene Smith, 65, of Thornton, died October 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Born in Harlan County, he was a son of the late Elmer Smith and Geraldine Craiger Hill.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Way of the Cross Ministries in Mayking. He was a fox hunter most of his life, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Imogene Smith; two sons, Mark Smith and wife Shanna of Whitesburg, and Billy Joe Smith and wife Sabrina of Thornton; a daughter, Nikki Sanders and husband Anthony of Indiana; three brothers, Ricky Smith and wife Cecilia of Whitesburg, Ronnie Smith of Ashland; and Rodney Smith of Cumberland; a sister, Brenda Cornett and husband Everett of Cumberland; eight grandchildren, Meggan, Jacob, Selena, Sekena, Sierra, Sammara, Trey and Gavyn; and three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Bailey, and Finlee.
He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Eugene Smith; a brother, Jamie Smith; four sisters, Sandra, Irma, Susie, and Patsy; and his stepfather, Ellis Hill.
Funeral services were held October 12 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery at Isom.