Jerry Smith

Obituary of Jerry Smith

Jerry Grayson Smith, 68, of Evadale, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born July 28, 1949 in Montgomery, AL. He was the oldest of 5 siblings and he helped raise his youngest sister, Shawn. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War, where he spent 19 months.  He retired as a millwright for Huntsman Chemical in Port Arthur. He was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and tending to his yard. He devoted much of his time to keeping up with his kids and grandkids. He was a caring husband, he was constantly by his wife’s side during her heart transplant, tending to her every need. After he retired, he became a fulltime babysitter for his grandsons and played a huge role in their upbringing. He loved his family more than life itself, including his little dog, Bandit. You never left his house hungry, he would always feed you. He was proud of his family and all of their successes and he enjoyed relaxing at his son, Jeff’s ranch in Anahuac. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Grayson Smith; mother, Helen Jean Weise; step-father, Theodore Weise; brothers, Bobby Smith, and Steve Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sharon Smith of Evadale; children, Jeff Smith and wife, Linda of Pearland, Shellie Miller and husband, Ron of Cedar Park, Sherrie Colca and Haythem Dawlett of Lakeway, and Shannon Lea and husband, Greg of Evadale; grandchildren, Corbynn Filipp and husband, Hunter of Danbury, Skylar Smith and Sierra Hevrin of Lumberton, Garrett Smith of Baytown, Kyler Vernon of Evadale, Keaton Colca of Lakeway, Dillan Smith of Baytown, Austin Ashley of Cedar Park, Kamryn Colca of Lakeway, and Keelie Ashley of Cedar Park; great-grandchildren, Carter Filipp of Danbury, and Liam Smith of Lumberton; sisters, Shawn and Rick Caddell of Evadale, Kathy Stines and husband, Jim of Alvin, Martha Whitsitt of Evadale, and numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

His family will receive friends at Farmer Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Brother J. P. Powers. Interment will be at Morse Cemetery in Buna.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Miller, Haythem Dawlett, Hunter Filipp, Greg Lea, Skylar Smith, Garrett Smith, Kyler Vernon, and Keaton Colca. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Smith, Austin Ashley, Liam Smith, and Dillan Smith.