Jerry Leon Smith, 73, of Amarillo, died Thursday, August 23, 2012.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Erick Cemetery in Erick, Oklahoma with Jerry Davey officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Smith was born July 24, 1939, in Amarillo to Willie and Elsie Smith. He married Ivalene Archer on Dec. 26, 1958 in Amarillo. She preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2007. Mr. Smith served his country in the Navy as a senior chief torpedosman. Mr. Smith worked at Maywood for a number of years and enjoyed playing Bingo. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Ortega and husband Paul of Amarillo; two sons, Dallas Smith and wife Cindy and Jerry Smith, Jr. and wife Jill, all of Amarillo; a sister, Kay Gady of Tularosa, NM; 7 grandchildren, Jamie, Jordan, Ethan, Jentry, Taygen, Kalem and Kailee; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 50433, Amarillo, TX 79159.
The family will received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the funeral home.