Roger Allen Smith went to be with our Lord on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Mr. Smith was born November 10, 1951 in Bristol, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. & Peggy Smith. Roger is survived by his wife, Sharon Burchette; sons, Kevin C. Smith & wife, Ashlee; Preston G. Burchette; daughter, Kristen N. Smith; grandson, Drake A. Smith; sister, Wanda Oliver & husband, Mike Oliver; brother, Kenneth Smith & wife, Susan Smith. Roger spent 4 years serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was a hardworking, dedicated, loving husband, father, & grandfather. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, November 2, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, GA. There will also be a visitation on Sunday, November 4, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol, TN. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 5, at Shipley Cemetery in Bluff City, TN with Pastor Estel Williams officiating. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Kevin, Ashlee and family,

    It pains my heart to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Jason Johnson

  2. My Condolences goes out to the Smith family..i will miss him as well. Rest in peace Boss, that was our word when greeting him in the mornings.

    Eddie Hernandez

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I have worked with Roger for almost 7 years. He has always been professional and gracious in all of his dealings with everyone here. His expertise will be sorely missed but most importantly he will be missed as a good and caring friend. It has been a privilege to know and work with Roger.

    All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. I had the pleasure of working with Roger for several years – he was a good man. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. My sincerest condolences to the Smith family. Roger always spoke of each you with such love and admiration. I will keep you in my prayers.

  6. Roger is a legend at the State Accounting Office. He was always so soft spoken and level headed and had a way of making people feel at ease in his presence. He will be sorely missed.

  7. My deepest condolences for your loss. Roger will be very missed by all his friends and colleagues at the State Accounting Office and everywhere. I pray that you find comfort that he is with the angels and in the brilliant loving light of God forever.

  8. Debbie,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy on Roger’s passing. I know that there is little I or anyone can say to console you but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. Your friend and colleague,

    Michael Skinner

  9. Roger was always a pleasure in the office and his calm and caring demeanor was never disturbed by his pain. You are in my constant prayers.

  10. Words cannot describe his love for his wife, grandson, children…

    He talked about his family with sincere love and adoration

    R.I.P Roger

  11. My deepest condolences for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Roger at PeopleSoft and the State. He was a good friend and a courageous person. He loved his family and his grandson brought a lot of joy to him the past few years. It is a great loss.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and the rest of the Smith family.

  12. Dear Sharon, I am so saddened to learn about the passing of your husband. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family.

  13. Our thought and prayers are with you and the family.My sister and me grew up with Roger,Wanda,Kenny.Was sorry to hear of this.Please tell Wanda and Kenny we are sorry for they lost too.

  14. Dear Sharon,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. You and all your family will be in my prayers. May God be with each of you. Love you.

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