Walter M. “Junior” Smith, Jr., age 87 of Marietta, passed away March 6, 2014. Junior was an ordained deacon at Chattahoochee Baptist Church, and he was retired from North Fulton Electric and from Metro Electric Supply. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter O. and Minnie Smith, Sr.; sisters, Jane Nickelson and Carolyn Smith; and his brother, Roy C. Smith. He is survived by his wife of over 69 years, Mildred Thackston Smith, of Marietta; sisters, Elizabeth Stroup, of Dallas, and Christine S. (George) Vernon, of Ball Ground; brothers, Harold Smith, of Cumming, James M. (Mildred) Smith, of Marble NC, Douglas (Sally) Smith, of Birmingham, AL, and Floyd Smith, of Blue Ridge; sister-in-law, Louise T. (Ray) Horvat, of Mt. Prospect, IL; brother-in-law, Ray (Maria) Thackston, of Winchester, VA. Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:30 PM at Chattahoochee Baptist Church with remains to lie in state at 2:00. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or contributions in Junior’s name may be made to Chattahoochee Baptist Church.