Gale P. Smith
Gale P. Smith, 88, of Dyersburg, Tenn., and formerly of Mt. Vernon died
8:20 p.m. Oct. 26, 2004, at the home of his son in Dyersburg, Tenn. He
was employed for many years in grocery and wholesale sales at Jackson &
Mr. Smith was born June 13, 1916, in Jefferson County to Charles H. and
Rebecca (Wilson) Smith. He married Merlene (Minor) Smith Feb. 29, 1940,
in Charleston, Mo.; she survives.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Harmony Cemetery in
rural Jefferson County. Guy Leonard will officiate. Those attending this
service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Saturday. Friends may
call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Merlene Smith of Dyersburg, Tenn.; sons
Calvin G. Smith and wife Glenda of Waco, Texas, Larry Smith and wife Colleen
of Columbia, Tenn., Rickey L. Smith and wife Carla of Dyersburg, Tenn., and
Roger Smith of Dyersburg, Tenn.; grandchildren Farron Smith of Waco, Texas,
Erin Smith of Waco, Texas, April Webb and husband John of Waco, Texas,
Melody Jones and husband Roger of Snellville, Ga., Yvonne Hardy and husband
Jody of Long View, Texas, Bryan Smith and wife Shannon of Columbia,
Tenn., Jason Smith of Columbia, Tenn., and Derek Smith of Dyersburg,
Tenn.; great-grandchildren Johnny Webb of Waco, Texas, Roger Jones of
Snellville, Ga., and Trent Lee Smith of Columbia, Tenn.; brothers George
Smith of Bonnie and Leonard Smith of Mt. Vernon; sisters Eva Weems of
Salem, Jennie Dalton of Mt. Vernon, Fern Sechrest and husband Hal of Mt.
Vernon and Katie Halterman of Centralia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Mr. Smith was a member of Southwest Christian Church.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and
will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home,
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care
of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary
information at any time.
Date: 1 Nov 2004
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman