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Zane "Billy" Leroy Smith, 70 years old, of Ripley, TN, passed away on November 3rd, 2022. Billy was a retired Tennessee State Trooper in the Shelby County area. He was a proud Eagle Scout, and had a love for muscle cars. Billy played in the band in high school. He had a passion for music and played many instruments. The guitar was something he could play and pick on for hours on end. Valorie and Billy loved to ride Harleys together. His life long love was also his best friend. Billy and Valorie shared 46 wonderful years of marriage together. Billy loved his country and was very proud to be from the U.S.A. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed soaking up as much of it as he could.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Zane Paul & Hazel Smith. He leaves behind his loving wife, Valorie Smith, a son Stephen Smith (Amanda) of Austin, TX, one brother Gary Paul Smith (Anita) of Memphis, TN, and one sister Paula Wyatt-Thompson (TK) of Coldwater, MS and a host of many other family and friends.
There will be a visitation held from 12:00pm-2:00pm on Monday, November 7th, 2022 with services to follow inside the chapel at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.