As a child of the 80's, I will always know Bubba best for his recurring role as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies. I also recall as a kid that my uncle said he had been friends with Bubba long before. I thought it was when they were in high school, but Wikipedia says he was born in Texas and went to school in Michigan, so maybe it was when Bubba played for the Baltimore Colts (my uncle lives just outside of Baltimore)? Anyway, though he had not been in the spotlight for a while now, I will always have good memories of Mr. Smith and he will be missed.
Let us bow our heads, not in silence, but in Bedulah. And say "Yamma yamma yamma yamma YA-mma!"