Fletcher Mitchell Smith, Jr. of Trussville, Alabama, passed away September 5, 2023, after a valiant battle with Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma. He was 69 years old. Born in Sandusky, Alabama on December 30, 1953, he graduated from Jones Valley High School in 1972 and from Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy in 1978. He was a pharmacist with Big B/CVS for thirty-two years and with Cornerstone Family Pharmacy in Gadsden for the last seven years. He was a member of Trussville Baptist Church and enjoyed researching investments, as well as fishing and playing golf with his son. He was a generous and giving husband and father with a heart of gold. He loved nothing more than helping his family and others with whatever they might need.
Mitchell was predeceased by his parents, Fletcher M. Smith, Sr. and Wilmer Louise (Bell) Smith, his brother, Charles Danner and brothers-in-law, Herman Brasher and Dean Hess. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty years, Maria (Everett) Smith and their son, Fletcher Mitchell Smith, III 'Tre', who was the light of his life and Tre's cherished wife, Jayla (Robinson) Smith, MD. He is also survived by his sisters, Barbara Danner Hess (Jose), Carol Smith Peoples (James), Lucy Smith Brasher, Peggy Smith Warren (Charles) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews, cousins, in-laws (Mary & Bill Sansing, Bill Everett, Daniel & Carmen Everett, and James Everett), and three wonderful goddaughters. He also leaves behind innumerable friends who filled and blessed his life, especially Dale Bragan and Scott Godfrey.
A gathering for family and friends will be held at Jefferson Memorial Gardens on Highway 11 in Trussville, Alabama on Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a service following in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity.