A Homegoing Graveside Service for Mr. Levolia Smith, Jr. 80 of North Courtland, Alabama will be noon Wednesday, November 25,2020 at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church Cemetery with Bishop Thomas Davis, Jr., officiating. Public viewing will be Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Reynolds Funeral Home.
Mr. Levolia “Bug” Smith, Jr., was born June 7, 1940 in Lawrence County, AL. He was the son of the late Levolia Smith, Sr. and Janie K. Minor Smith. Mr. Smith transitioned peacefully on Friday morning, November 20, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Levolia joined church at an early age and united with Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Courtland, AL, where he remained until his passing. He was a member of the North Courtland Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 40 years and served as Fire Chief for North Courtland for eight years until his health began to fail and even then he was still trying to serve.
On July 29, 1964, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Sarah Smith and to this union six children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; son, Willie Smith; daughter, Debra Jean Smith; brothers, Jimmy Smith, John Smith and Ben Smith; sister, Celestine Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Christine Smith of Courtland; three sons, Timothy (Arneta) Smith of Courtland, Christopher (Wanda) Smith of Harvest, AL and Courtney Smith of Decatur; nine sisters, Clara Sherrod of Decatur, Nadine (Larry) Clopton of Courtland, Alice (Thomas) Ricks of Hillsboro, Deloise (Jimmy) Smith of Decatur, Tracie (Ray) Austin of Hillsboro, Brenda (Jaime) Suggs of Locust Grove, GA, Rose Elliott, Milan Braden and Jeanette Young both of Decatur; seven brothers, Andrew Scruggs of Cleveland, OH, Jerry Smith and Fred (Ann) Smith both of Decatur, Bob (DaWanna) Smith, Leo Smith both of Hillsboro, AL, Robert Braden, and Rufus Braden both of Decatur; brother-in-law, Charlie (Callie) Mayes of Courtland; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mayes of Decatur and Dorothy Smith of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Setika (Demayel) Puryear, Jasmine Smith of Courtland, T.D. Smith of Trinity, AL, Chrishonda Smith of Courtland, Kensley Smith of Athens; two great grandchildren, Heaven Puryear and Jayden Puryear both of Town Creek, AL; two lifelong friends, Phillip Orr of Courtland, Al and Clifford Patton of Town Creek, AL; a host of other relatives and friends.
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