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Billy Dean Smith

Gaffney, SC — Billy Dean Smith, 79, of 1491 Ellis Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 7, 2022 at Cherokee Medical Center.

Born in Gaffney, he was husband of Betty White Smith and son of the late James O. Smith and Virginia Skates Smith. He retired from Hamrick Mills and was a member of True Direction Church of God.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, James Greg Smith (Donna) of Blacksburg and Billy Randolph Smith (Katie) of Gaffney; two daughters, Debra P. Smith and Angie S. White (Glenn), both of Gaffney; grandchildren, Jennifer Batchler (Josh), Derrick Smith (Stephanie), Jody Martin (Brittany), Brandy Wallace, Hunter White (Brenda), Jaycee Smith, Jaycie Whelchel, Tyler Bryant and Heidi White; nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mickey Joe Smith and a granddaughter, Ashley Wallace.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stephen Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at the residence, 1491 Ellis Ferry Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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