From: Colonel Don Lay
Alabama Division of Reenactors
It is with a saddened heart that I report the passing of our dear friend and brother, Colonel Randles E. "Randy" Smith. Colonel Smith passed quietly while asleep, surrounded by loved ones. Colonel Smith drew his last breath in this world at 5:50 p. m. CST, ascending to that Highest place for his great reunion. God gave us Randy as a friend, brother , Father and husband. HE welcomes another son home.

God bless all of you for your kind thoughts and wishes for Randy and the Smith family. Your prayers have been a Godsend of comfort to Randy, his family and those closest to him.
It is now of high importance to direct your prayers to the Smith family as they feel the sting of this great loss. Arrangements will be posted as soon as they are made available to me. Honor Guard and Pall Bearers are being summoned at present. Please direct any questions or concerns you might have to me so as to allow privacy to the family’s immediate needs. I will respond as information comes available

Once again, God bless all of you on behalf of the Smith family.
Colonel Lay