Funeral Services for Aurelian "Grizzly" Smith, 77, will
be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Meador Funeral Home Chapel
in Whitesboro with Rev. Joe Patterson officiating. Interment will follow
at Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Sandusky. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until
7 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the funeral home.
He passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at The Texas Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center in Amarillo. He was born on August 6, 1932 in Sandusky,
Texas to Maurice and Grace (Payne) Smith. Grizzly was a professional wrestler
and promoter for 50 years. He wrestled all over the world to legions of
fans. Survivors include son, Richard Nabors and wife, Paula of Amarillo;
son, Aurelian Smith, Jr. and wife, Shannon of Oak Ridge; daughter, Robin
Smith of Hammond, Louisiana; son, Mike Smith of Hammond, Louisiana; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maurine Nabors of
Whitesboro. Pallbearers are Chris Nabors, Bret Nabors, Dustin Smith, Derek
Smith, James Cartwright and Joe Case.