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Paul Jerry Smith (05-14-2015)
Paul Jerry Smith, age 83 of Spearsville, passed away on
Friday, May 8, 2015 at his home in Spearsville.
Paul was born on July 25, 1931 in El Dorado to the late
Pauline Thomas Smith and Ace Hampton Smith Sr. Paul
was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country two years
during the Korean War. Paul worked for Monsanto Chemical
for 15 years before starting Paul’s Service Company,
which did electrical work and heating and air work. He
and Yvonne also raised chickens for many years before
his retirement.
Paul was a longtime member of Pilgrims’ Rest Baptist
Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher to
the young adults and was a deacon for many years. He
formerly enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially
enjoyed raising a vegetable garden. He was a loving husband,
father, grandfather and friend whom will be greatly
missed by all.
Paul was preceded in death by: His parents; his infant
son, Paul Gary Smith; and one brother, Hamp Smith Jr.
Those left to cherish his memory include: His wife of 60
years, Yvonne Thurlkill Smith of Spearsville; two daughters
– Jan Cook and husband Carroll of Spearsville and
Becky Gulledge and husband Randy of Little Rock; nine
grandchildren – Amy Grobmyer and husband Michael,
Greg Cook and wife Ryan, Marci Howard and husband
Josh, Susanna Samson, Gideon Gulledge, Jerusha Diemer
and husband Robert, Joel Gulledge, Bekah Gulledge and
Pearl Gulledge; seven great grandchildren; as well as and
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation was held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 11,
2015, at Pilgrims’ Rest Baptist Church near Spearsville.
Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. at the church, with
Bro. Greg Cook offi ciating. Burial took place at Beech
Grove Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral
Home of El Dorado.
Pallbearers were Greg Cook, Joel Gulledge, Robert Diemer,
Josh Howard, Michael Grobmyer and Michael Black.
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