41 year old Eddie Smith, Jr. of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a welder for the Yorozu Corporation. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Orbra Smith, Sr. and grandmother, Deloris Miller. Survivors include two children, Emily and Eric Smith of Michigan; mother, Victoria Deplace of Knoxville. Girl friend, Tammy Brown of Smithville. One sister, Tammi and husband Gaylon Gora of Smithville. Four nieces and nephews, Sasha and Michael Cervenka both of Knoxville, Natasha Cervenka of Murfreesboro and Marissa and husband Adam Tramel of Dowelltown. One great niece and five great nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.