Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

December 13, 2013

Marion Gene Smith

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Marion Gene Smith, age 83, of Jacksonville, formerly of Troup, are scheduled for 11a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Brother David Helwig officiating. Burial will be at Concord Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Mr. Smith passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Tyler.

He was born November 27, 1930 in Yell County, AR. Mr. Smith served in the United States Army.

Marion was owner/operator of a dairy farm and convenience stores. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Summerfield.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar E. and Sarah Underward Smith; two brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Margarette Smith; son, Duane Smith and wife Rachel of Troup; sister, Ora Faye Moore of Houston; grandson, Braxton Smith; granddaughters, Shelbi Smith and Kendyl Smith;  several nieces and nephews.

Visitations will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, December 13th at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.