COLEMAN — A graveside celebration of life for Jerry G. Smith, 73, of McGregor, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at Coleman Cemetery Pavilion, with Shawn Lutgen and Don Harmes officiating. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman.
He was born in Coleman, the son Garland and Florence (Harmes) Smith. He was a member of the U.S. Army, serving for three years. He was one of the original 55 members of the 5th Missile Battalion guarding Dyess Air Force Base. His service was completed while serving in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. He married Oslene Swafford on April 16, 1965 in the Echo Community Church.
Survivors include his wife, Oslene Smith; a daughter, Georgene and husband Brian of Grandview; son Warren “Bubba” Smith and wife Susan of Gatesville; four sisters, Betty Brock of Abilene, Liz Rush and husband Dave of Coleman, Norma Lutgen and husband Jerry of Granbury, and Debi Moore of Abilene; two brothers, Danny Ray and wife Pat, and Bob Ray and wife Marsha all of Coleman; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a step-sister, Glenda Perkins.