The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


March 18, 2011

Jack C. Smith, Sr.

PALESTINE — Services for Jack C. Smith, Sr. 79, of Oakwood, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Christian Center with Jack Smith,Jr. and Rodney Box officiating. Burial will follow in the private Family Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mr. Smith died Thursday at his residence.  

He was born Dec. 24, 1931 in Leon County, to James Austin and Mary Ethel Davis Smith.

Mr. Smith served as pastor of Back To The Bible Church for 27 years, Fairfield Christian Center and Calvary Christian Center from 1995 to 2008.   

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents.  

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Smith of Oakwood; daughter, Dianna Kilgore and husband Arion of Buffalo; sons, Mark Smith and wife Tammy and Jack C. Smith Jr. and wife Tina, all of Oakwood; sisters, Billie Richmond of Oakwood, Marjorie Raines of Pasadena, Dell Adams of Pasadena and Rebecca Boyd of Palestine; brother, Hal Smith of Palestine; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jack C.  “Trey” Smith III, Garrett Smith, Luke Smith, Aaron Bryson, Danny Cantrell, Randy Ayres and Greg Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be men of the church.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Christian Center.

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