Anthony Wayne “AJ” Smith, 61, died February 11 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Born July 4,1957 to Homer and Ruth Smith, his Independence Day birthday matched perfectly with his firecracker spirit.
He was a proud and loving son, brother, uncle, and great-uncle.
He loved Elvis, golf, singing, and University of Kentucky basketball.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Roger Smith and wife Cissy; a sister, Vicki Jent and husband Lester; two aunts, Ila Mae Cloud and Illa Smith; three nieces, Amanda Banks, Lisa De- Carlo and husband Dan, and Cassidy Coleman; a nephew, JP Coleman; and three great-nephews, Benjamin Banks, Lucas DeCarlo and Wyatt DeCarlo.
Funeral services for Mr. Smith were held February 15 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Jeremiah.