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Eugene "Ajax" Smith, 78, of London, Ky., husband of Betty Smith, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. 
He was the father of Craig Smith of London; brother of Cornella Downey of Lexington, Ky.; and grandfather of Brandon Smith, also of Lexington, Ky.  He is also survived by a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sim Smith and Dora Rush Smith; and two brothers, James Claude and William Earl Smith.
He was a retired truck driver with Bee-Line and Foister Trucking, veteran of the U.S. Army, of the Baptist faith and loved and cherished his family and friends.
Funeral service for Eugene "Ajax" Smith was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, in the chapel of House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Steve Smith and David Walters officiating. 
Burial followed in the Sasser Cemetery, Laurel County.
The family also received friends from 12 noon until the 2 p.m. funeral hour on Sunday with full military honors being held by the Local D.A.V. and the Patriot Guard Riders.
Published on July 15, 2016
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