Bobby Velen Smelcer, age 52, died in Shelbyville, Tenn. on Sunday, November 21, 2010. The cause is unknown.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Henry officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Grant A. Smelcer, Jr. and Martha (Holman) Smelcer Mathias.
He was born January 12, 1958, in Shelbyville. Bobby was a master auto mechanic his entire adult life. He worked at various auto dealerships and auto repair shops throughout Shelbyville.
Survivors include two daughters, Brandie Creson of Tullahoma and Jennifer Smelcer of Shelbyville; five grandchildren, Tyler and Zachery Creson, both of Lynchburg, Lexi, Parker and Luke Brown of Shelbyville; four sisters, Kathy (Eddie) Pilkington, Karen (Bobby) Harris, Katrina (Mike) Newman, all of Shelbyville, and Kristy Smelcer of Tullahoma; three brothers, Bryce (Billie) Smelcer of Shelbyville, Boyce (Sandra) Smelcer of Wartrace, and Grant (Doris) Smelcer III of Lebanon; and a grandmother, Beulah Irene (Cagle) Holman of Shelbyville, Tn.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to: Bedford County & Coffee County Search & Rescue.