Freddie Gene Smith, 90, of Biscoe, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on January 14, 2019. He was born to John William and Ollie Smith in the Crossroads community on August 18, 1928. Freddie graduated from DeValls Bluff High School in 1949 and in 1950 he joined the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1956. He married his wife of 64 years, Dolores Dollar Smith in 1954. He fathered and raised four sons, Kent, David, Greg, and Bruce all of Biscoe.
Freddie was a successful salesman and service man for Electrolux for over 50 years. Many people in surrounding communities knew Freddie as the Electrolux vacuum cleaner man. He used every opportunity in his sales job to share Christ and minister to anyone that crossed his path. He was a deacon and Sunday School superintendent at the Biscoe Assembly of God Church for well over 30 years and a member for many more years. He was a dedicated family man . He loved his family deeply. He loved watching his grand-kids play ball almost as much as he loved to publicly critique whatever referee or umpire that was unfortunate enough to make a bad call. Freddie served on the DeValls Bluff school board for decades. He loved to garden and share the produce with his family and community. Most of all, he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Kerwin, Willard, and Johnny Ray, daughter-in-law, Karen Smith and great-granddaughter, Elly Jane Smith. He is survived by his wife Dolores, his children, Kent, David and wife, Carla, Greg and Bruce Smith along with 10 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Biscoe Assembly of God Church in Biscoe. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 Thursday January 17, at the Biscoe Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Biscoe Cemetery.