Smith passes away at age 88
Services for James T. (Jack) Smith, Ill age 88 of Salado were held July 21 at the Crawford Cemetery in Crawford with Revs’ J. W. Sellers and Skip Blancett officiating.
Mr. Smith died Wednesday (July 18) in a Belton Nursing Home of complications from Parkinson’s Disease.
He was born in Winfield, Texas to Jym T. Smith and Rosa (Nutt) Smith. He graduated from Winfield High School and attended the College of Marshall and graduated from East Texas State University. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II with service in the South Pacific as Security Officer aboard the Gen. H.F. Hodges and served in the Marine Corps Reserves for 20 years, retiring as a Major. He married Jimmie Kay Brown in San Antonio in 1939.
He was employed by Phillips Petroleum Co. and retired from Continental Oil Co. as a Petroleum landman. He was then in Amarillo as an independent Oil Operator for 15 years after which he retired and moved to Salado in 1983 He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salado.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Dr. Mike Smith and his wife Joan of Mason County, two grand daughters, Jennifer Connon and husband Pat-rick and Katy Escobar and husband Tony, one great grand daughter Alexandria Escobar and one sister Edith Whitley of Temple.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Northeast Texas Chapter of The National Parkin on’s Disease Foundation Presbyterian Hospital, 8200 Walnut Hill, Jackson Building, Dallas, Texas 75231.
Dossman Funeral Home of Belton is in charge of the arrangements.