Vernon Smith

Vernon C. Smith, a resident of Starks was born on Jan. 27, 1939 in Shelbyville, Texas and passed away at his residence in Fields on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at the age of 80.

He is survived by his daughters, Tracy Fontenot and husband, Lewis of DeQuincy and Lorrie Tobey and husband, Darrel of Hamshire, Texas; three grandchildren, Raven Shoemake, Chance Shoemake and Josie Hussey; and one great-grandson, Archer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Barrow Smith; parents, Irby Clyde Smith and Mozelle Clark Smith; two brothers, Marvin Smith and Kenneth Smith; and one sister, Ruth Hodges.

The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Brushy Creek Baptist Church, 125 Brushy Creek Cemetery Road, Bancroft. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Brushy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Streams officiating. Interment followed at Barrow Cemetery, Fields.

Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

(Paid Memorial)