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Manchester man killed in motorcycle accident

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

Michael “Mike” Chadrick Smith, 42, of Manchester, was killed last Tuesday (Oct. 24) in a motorcycle accident in Jackson County, Ala.

Alabama state troopers said Smith died at the scene when the Honda motorcycle he was riding left the road and struck a boulder.

A graveside service were be conducted at 11 a.m. Oct. 27, at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation was held from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 26.

A native of McMinnville, Smith was the son of John Michael Smith and Lynne Denise (Ray) McKelvey. He served his country in the United States Army and was a truck driver in the con-struction industry.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Quill Briggs, and paternal grandparents, John “Buzz” and Dot Smith. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Michael and Tyler Smith; two brothers, Chris Smith and Brien (Nikki) McKelvey; two sisters, Annie (Alan) Vickers and Amy (Josh) Barnard; maternal grand-mother, Dot Briggs; niece, Emma Singleton; nephew, Ethan Singleton; and several aunts and uncles..