WAYCROSS — Mr. Michael Terry Smith, 62, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his residence in Waycross following an extended illness. Smith was born in Tulsa, Okla., but had resided in Brantley County for many years before moving to Waycross 34 years ago. He was a former truck driver with Ploof Trucking and welder with Harvin Carter and Associates Fire Protection. Smith most recently was a mechanic at Ace Equipment in Blackshear. In the 1980s, He spent time as a pit crewman at Golden Isles Speedway. Smith was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Smith was a son of the late Raymond David Smith and Beverly Brewer Smith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Dean Howell; and a brother, Philbert Smith. Smith graduated from Brantley County High School with the Class of 1975. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Smith of Waycross; three children, Naomi Howell of Brantley County, Teriann Michelle Smith (fiance Landon Mikell) of Brantley County, and Johni Diane Rhoden of Jesup; four grandchildren, Bradyn Howell, Mahaley Arnold, Chandler Rhoden, and Cade Rhoden; and his beloved dog, Catie. Memorialization will be by cremation. Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.