Opelousas - Funeral services for Adam "Rocky" Smith will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Service speaker will be Leon Vice and guest speaker will be Greg Folse. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Smith, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his residence.
Rocky was a horse enthusiast his entire life. He enjoyed bull riding, roping, took part in cutting horse events and most of all, ranching his horses and cows. He also loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, family and friends. Rocky will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 13 1/2 years, Jo Ann Quebedeaux Smith of Lawtell, LA; his father, Arnold Francis "T-Joe" Smith of Breaux Bridge, LA; his sons, David Smith and wife, Heather, of Batson, TX; Shawn Reeves and wife, Marcy, of Lawtell, LA; Leonard "Pap" Reeves and Beverly of Church Point, LA; Mitchell Reeves and wife, Nicole, of Church Point, LA; his brothers, Terry Smith and wife, Debbie, of Fannett, TX; James "Black" Smith and wife, Roxie, of Vinton, LA and his sisters, Cynthia Langley of Mire, LA and Regina Wyatt and husband, Kenneth, of Arnaudville, LA. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Bertrand Smith.
Visitation will be held in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 4:00 PM (all night) until time of services on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 10:00 AM.
Pallbearers will be David Smith, Mitchell Reeves, Leonard "Pap" Reeves, Shawn Reeves, James "Black" Smith and Terry Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Austin and Mickey McKinney.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337)-942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
I all ways thought a lot of you and am sorry did not come and see you or even call but have prayed for you and your family and will continue to keep them in my prayers loved cous
Leonard SmithVidor, TX
Rocky was an amazing friend to my daughter even though they only knew each other a short time. Prayers for Mrs Joann, Shawn, Mckenzie and the family.
Pat DelkWalker, LA
It was an honor to meet and care for Rocky. What a beautiful family. Lauri with Lourdes Hospice
Lauri DukeLafayette, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Ride a bull like In the old days. Rest In Peace.
Redneck and Debbie KnightonYukon, OK
My deepest condolences to the family. Remember you are not alone at this difficult time. "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." Psalm 46:1
Rose Petal RosariesLafayette / Breaux Bridge, LA
I worked with Rocky in oilfield. He was a great man. Always made the job enjoyable. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.
Kenneth GrahamMurchison, TX
I was sad to hear we lost a great man today, between Rocky and Terry I owe a lot they gave me the opportunity to become a directional driller 11 years ago I always had a lot of respect for Rocky and looked up to him as a mentor when I was a AD on the Horizon He made me a better person knowing him and he showed me a lot in my professional career prayers go out to his family for this loss but I know he is left is for a better place and he is without pain God Bless Brother
David ChildreeHeadland, AL
We always enjoyed doing business with you and your family. Those roping cattle kept us all busy. Love and prayers for your family.
LP Cattle, Devers, Texas
Tommy & Melina PenningtonDevers, TX
Rocky was a great man & will be missed by all. Our prayers are with the family . Rest In Peace cousin..
Rena BrasuellVinton, LA
Rocky I love and will miss you cuz! I looked up to you and was amazed by your strength during your battles against cancer. You are in heaven now with Aunt Shirley and Maw Maw and paw paw and the others from our family. Look over us and please guide me in my cancer battle. I'll see you soon cuz! Love you.
Michael BertrandVinton, LA
To JoAnn, Rocky's children and family, and all who loved him,
We offer our deepest condolences to all of you at the passing of this fine man who was loved and respected by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time and will remain with you.
Though we cannot be with you physically at this time, please be assured that our hearts and love are there with you--now and always. God bless you all.
Theo and Kathleen DomingueChurch Point, LA
Thankful to have gotten to work with one of the best Directional Drillers of all time. He really taught me a lot. RIP
Kevin "Big Baby" CarpenterCarthage, MS