Russell Eugene Smith, 81 of Social Circle, GA, died July 11, 2021. He was surrounded by his family. Mr. Smith was born to Clark and Ruth Ward Smith and grew up in the Milstead community of Rockdale County. He served for six years in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Korea. He was married to Nina Cobb on April 1, 1961. Mr. Smith later spent his career working as a lineman with Georgia Power. Russell was a devoted Christian, husband and father. He was active at Alcovy Mountain Baptist Church in Social Circle. He enjoyed antiquing and time spent hunting and fishing.
Russell Smith is survived by his wife of Sixty years, Nina Cobb Smith and two children, Holly Elmore & Jon and Jason Smith. He also leaves grandchildren, Meredith Elmore, Nicole Elmore and Tyler Smith. He also leaves two sisters, Betty Rutledge and Rebeka Montez Franka. He also leaves nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at A.E. Carter Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held at Alcovy Mountain Baptist Church at 2 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Georgia Baptist Children's Home https://www.georgiachildren.org/.
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