Hulon J. Smith, 86, of Union Grove died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Mr. Smith was born July 7, 1933, in Etowah County to Jessie T. Smith and Betty Yancey Smith. He was married to the former Treva Joan Leeth for 66 years.

He proudly served his country as a military policeman in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in Killene, Texas. After serving in the military, he began a 36-year career with the United States Postal Service, where he worked as a walking letter carrier in Boaz, a rural letter carrier in Union Grove, and received the Million Mile Club Award for one million miles on the job with zero accidents.

He was a loving and kind, husband, father and grandfather, but more importantly, he was a Christian man who was always willing to help those that God put in his path and was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife: Treva Joan Leeth Smith; daughter and son-in-law: Hulonda and Bob Glass; two sisters: Gaynelle White and Bonnie Sanders; three grandchildren: Tiffany Smith, Brandon Smith, and Jessie Self; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Gregory Lane Smith and Terry Wayne Smith; and brother: James Smith.

A memorial will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Sweet Home Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Bro. Wayne White and Bro. Tim Lynch will officiate.

Memorials may be made (in lieu of flowers) to Sweet Home Baptist Church, 1474 Union Grove Road, Guntersville, Alabama 35976.

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