Sheila Ann West Smith, age 74 of Painter, passed away on July 19, 2022, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice following a brief, graceful battle with cancer. Visitation will be at Liberty Baptist Church in Painter on Wednesday July 20th from 5-8 pm and the memorial service will be Thursday July 21st, also at Liberty Baptist Church in Painter, at 2:00. A graveside service will immediately follow in the adjoining cemetery.
She graduated from Crossville High School in 1965 and after graduation would go on to serve her husband and three children as a devoted wife and homemaker throughout her life. In addition, she was an integral part of the success of the Smith Family poultry farm in Painter.
Her unwavering faith and trust in her Lord & Savior as well as her unfailing love for her family and close friends would be a mainstay throughout her life. She will be most remembered for her larger-than-life personality that made her the life of every party, in addition to her love of all things Auburn University – especially Auburn Football. As an Auburn Football season ticket holder for almost two decades, she was able to attend almost every home game during those years as well as visit virtually every SEC Football stadium.
She is survived by her loving husband of almost 57 years, Kenneth Ray Smith, a daughter Cynthia Kight, and sons Gregory Smith and Michael (Bronna) Smith. Her five grandchildren lovingly referred to her as Mawmaw: Cade (Jordan) Smith, Presley (Pierce) Jones, Jacob (Elena) Ford, Lauren Smith, and Lily Smith. Sisters Martha (Rayburn) Gardner, Kathy Thomas, and Kay (Gary) Cooper. A host of nieces and nephews. Special friend, Carolyn Williams. To her family, she both directly and indirectly instilled a simple principle of honoring and taking care of those things and those people that you care about – a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.
Pallbearers will be Cade Smith, Jacob Ford, Pierce Jones, Jeff Smith, Brian Smith, and Steven Thomas.
The Smith Family would like to offer a special recognition to the staff at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice for the love and attention shown to our Wife, Mother, and Grandmother during her journey to her Heavenly reward. As such, we suggest donations to Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in lieu of flowers.