Eddie is a 1973 graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville and attended Western Kentucky University. He has been married to Patty McReynolds Smith for over forty-three years. They have two sons: Chris and wife Elisha and Chad and wife Amy as well as three grandchildren: Skylar Paige, Kaylee Jo, and Gavin. He is a member of Living Hope Baptist Church, the Bowling Green Masonic Lodge #73 F&AM, The Rizpah Shrine Temple, and the HIlltopper Athletic Foundation. Eddie is an avid fan of both men’s and women’s Western Kentucky University Hilltopper basketball and WKU football. He also enjoys yard in his free time.