Manuel Bruce Smith, 23, transitioned to his Heavenly home on Friday, April 22, 2022, at his residence. Although he couldn’t speak, his laughter was the best sound in the world. Left to treasure his memory are his parents, Bruce and Sonya Smith, and sister, Alicia Smith of the home in Gaffney. He is also mourned by a sister, Brittany Smith (Adam Bridges); a niece, Xaria; a nephew, Harrison; maternal grandmother, Gwen Jennings of Blacksburg, SC, and aunts, Kathy Petty, Robbin Smith, Kim Jennings and an uncle, Trey Jennings.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Ralph Jennings Jr., and paternal grandparents Wilma Smith and Albert Smith. A viewing service was held Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Genesis Funeral and Chapel Services in Gaffney, SC from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.