JERRY L. SPRINGS
CLASS OF 1958

FORT WORTH -- Jerry L. Springs, 72, affectionately known as “Poppy,” passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23,
2012, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Funeral services are set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth,
TX 76107.

Jerry was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Gainesville to the late Foy Lee and Alyne Chapman Springs.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1966. Jerry began his career in 1966 with
the U.S. Postal Service, where he served for 33 1/2 years. Jerry and Jackie were married for 53 wonderful
years. Jerry was a loving husband and father and a doting grandfather. His family meant everything to him.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley Lynn Springs; stepmother, Margaret Maudine Springs; and a son-
in-law, Roy Young.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie; daughters, Donna Young, Kim Ramsey and husband Bob; son, Jason
Springs and wife Cindy; granddaughters, Brandi Burns and husband Cody, Sara Thompson and husband
Quenton, Emily Young and Leah Schroeder and husband Charles; great-grandchildren, Skylar Burns and
Jordan and Emily Schroeder; and many other extended family members and close friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd., 817-336-0584
PAULA MAE "SMITH" BISHOP
CLASS OF 1967
Paula Mae Bishop, 63, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, while in an Arlington hospital.
A celebration of life is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Mansfield Funeral Home in Mansfield.

Paula was born Aug. 21, 1949, in Gainesville to Paul and Selma Smith.

She grew up in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School. She moved to Arlington in November
to be closer to her family. Paula worked for Zachry Construction for more than 15 years. She enjoyed
drawing, crafting, reading and country dancing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include daughter, Misty Stevenson and her husband Bryan of Arlington; sons, Wade Bishop of
Fort Worth and James Bishop of Arlington; grandchildren, Angela, Jordon, Austin and Victoria Aguilar, all of
Arlington, and Maya Church and Bella Mae Bishop of Fort Worth; brother, Jimmy Lee Smith of Gainesville;
sisters, Frances Covington and Deloris Smith, both of Gainesville, Bonnie King of Irving, and Modell Stansill
of Arlington.
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RANDY SCOTT SLUDER
May 9, 1950
May 2, 1996
CLASS OF 1968
JUDITH KAYE
"WOOLFOLK"  SKINNER
May 31, 1943
October 28, 2009
CLASS PENDING
JUDITH KAYE SKINNER 1943-2009

PILOT POINT — A funeral service for Judith Kaye Skinner, 66 of Pilot Point will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday,
Oct. 30, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point with Rev. Luther Slay officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Services are under the direction of Huff/Slay Funeral
Home of Pilot Point.

Judith Kaye Skinner passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 in Denton.

She was born on May 31, 1943 in Gainesville to Harvey and Alma (Proffer) Woolfolk. She was a graduate of
Gainesville High School, Cooke County College (NCTC) and North Texas State University (UNT). She married
W.O. “Buddy” Skinner on May 30, 1964 in Gainesville. Buddy was formerly the Postmaster in Pilot Point.
She founded the first lending library at Pilot Point Elementary School and served as a volunteer at the Pilot
Point Public Library. She loved to travel.

She is survived by her husband, Buddy Skinner of Pilot Point; mother, Alma Dills of Gainesville; one brother,
Charles Woolfolk of Gainesville and one sister, Carol French of Blountsville, Ala., as well as several nieces
and nephews.
CLINTON EUGENE SMITH
September 29, 1948
December 28, 2012
CLASS OF 1967
CLINTON EUGENE SMITH (September 29, 1948 - December 28, 2012)
CLASS OF 1967

Clinton Eugene Smith, 64, died unexpectedly on December 28, 2012 at the
North Texas Medical Center.
He was born on September 29, 1948 in Gainesville, the son of Cleamon E. and
Dollie Mae Turnham Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the
Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Hubert Wright officiating and
Dr. Eddie Chennault assisting. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on
Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Clinton graduated from Gainesville High School in 1967. He worked for Weber
Aircraft of Gainesville for 45 years. He was a genuinely above exceptional
human being who loved his family dearly. He was willing to help anyone out
and put everyone before himself. He will be greatly missed from all those that
came to know him and all the lives that he had touched. He loved his
Gainesville sports, Cowboys, and his Texas Longhorns. He loved to fish. He
never liked to be away from his home in Gainesville for very long. He loved
reading his daily Fort Worth Star Telegram every morning, his Diet Cokes,
cookies, and he never used a straw. He Coached baseball, basketball, and
soccer. He was always upbeat and proud to be a Smith and a Texan.

Clinton is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Diane (Meyers) Smith; his
son Chad E. Smith and his wife Traci of Keller; his daughter Christy Stenger and
her husband Robert Sr. of Manassas, VA; granchildren Robert, Christopher,
and Rebecca Stenger, Alexander and Brianna Wagner, Hayden and Nolan
Smith; sister Cindy Shaw and her husband David of Denison; brother Mark A.
Smith and his wife Kim of Fort Worth; Taryn and Tyler Clinton Smith and many
other nieces and nephews; and his beloved pet Schnauzer Gizmo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Cleta Smith-Kish.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Martin, Gary Martin, Ricky Huddleston, Danny
Kretzschmar, Jeff Mills, and Larry Browning. Honorary pallbearers will be
Robert Stenger, Christopher Stenger, and Hayden Smith.
A memorial fund has been set up at Landmark Bank under Clinton Eugene
Smith Memorial Fund.
JAMES KENNETH SPURGEON
CLASS OF 1965

Memorial services for James Kenneth Spurgeon, 67, Winns- boro, were held last Saturday at Beaty Funeral
Home in Winnsboro.
Mr. Spurgeon passed away February 3, 2013 in Tyler.
He was born January 23, 1946 in Gainesville, Texas to the late Adolph and Louella McBroom Spurgeon.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War. He was a retired programmer for
Haliburton, a Mason, and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, James Aaron Spurgeon.  Survivors include wife,
Loutrissa “Faye” Spurgeon of Winnsboro; daughters, Amber Spurgeon Maynard and husband Brian of
Sulphur Springs, Becky Jinright of Tyler, Kimberly Sullivan and husband David of Fort Worth; son, Billy
Jinright and wife Phyllis of Flint; brothers, Robert Spurgeon and wife Janice of Golden, John Spurgeon and
wife Gina of Whitesboro; sisters, Sonia Vaughn and husband Don of Enid OK., Sharon Dettling and husband
Joe of Cleveland, TX., Sue Dedek and husband Mike of Marietta, OK.; and five grandchildren.
MELANIE "SMITH" HENRY
DOB pending
January 26, 1997
CLASS OF 1966
PAULA MAE "SMITH"
BISHOP
August 21, 1949
September 29, 2012
CLASS OF 1967
RONNIE LEE SKINNER
November 22, 1969
April 5, 2013
CLASS OF 1989
RONNIE LEE SKINNER
CLASS OF 1989


Ronnie Lee Skinner, 43, of Gainesville died Friday, April 5, 2013 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.
He was born November 22, 1969 in Muenster, Texas to Ronnie Dale and Marie (Underwood) Skinner. He was
employed by Zodiac, formerly Weber, as a Shift Leader.

Funeral Services for Ronnie will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 12th at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with Rev.
Doyle Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in New Rest Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Bryce Royal, Steven Dick, Michael Skinner, Malcolm Royal, Brian
Kennedy and Kristian Lindberg.

Survivors of Ronnie Skinner include his mother, Marie Skinner of Gainesville; sister, Beverly Royal of
Gainesville; nieces, Amanda Gutierrez and Brittany Royal both of Gainesville and nephew, Bryce Royal of
Gainesville. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Dale Skinner and grandparents.

To sign the online registry, please go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.


GISD COACH

Rodney Alan Southard (Rod), loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and educator went to be with the
Lord June 23, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease.
Rod was born on November 20, 1960 in Arlington, Texas to Charles and Betty Southard. He married the love
of his life Jami Payne July 19, 1997 in Denton, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father and his
grandparents.
Rod is a graduate of Valley View High School. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of
North Texas and his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Texas Woman’s University. His
educational career encompassed a lifetime of teaching, coaching, and administration in Gainesville, Lake
Dallas, and Denton. He was a teacher and coach in Gainesville, then worked as a middle and elementary
school principal for Lake Dallas and Denton ISD until he retired in May 2011. He was passionate about
making a difference in the lives of his students, and was not only an educator to many, but a friend and
mentor to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Jami Southard and their two sons, J.C. and Jaxson, all of Corinth, his daughters,
Morgan McClure (husband Tim) and Madison Mikael (husband Cameron). He is also survived by his mother
Betty Southard of Aubrey, two brothers; Alan (wife Casey) and Scotty (wife Kristi) and numerous aunts,
uncles and friends…
A service in Celebration of Rod’s Life is planned for Thursday, June 27th at 3:30 pm at Lifegate Church in
Denton.
3350 Deerwood Parkway.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Southard Children’s Education Fund at Inwood
National Bank, 2220 San Jacinto Blvd, Denton Texas 76205, Donate Life Texas, 5489 Blair Road, Dallas
Texas 75231, or the charity of your choice.
VALDA NADINE "SNOW"
FOSTER  
September 16, 1947
June 10, 2012
CLASS OF 1965
VALDA NADINE "SNOW" FOSTER  
CLASS OF 1965

WEATHERFORD -- Valda Nadine Foster, 64, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her home in
Weatherford surrounded by her family.

A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, in Biggers Funeral Chapel.  Interment follows at 2:15
p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.  Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June
14, 2012, at Biggers Funeral Home.

Valda was born on Sept. 16, 1947, in Holliday to Louie and Ila (Sparks) Snow.

She was a graduate of Gainesville High School (1965), Troy State University (bachelor’s degree) and the
University of North Texas (master’s degree). She married Tommy Foster and together they raised their son,
Chad, and their daughter, Rachelle. Val enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and had a
passion for teaching. She spent the majority of her career at N.A. Howry Intermediate School in Lake
Worth and retired from Carter Junior High in Arlington.  Val was known for her quick wit and generosity. She
possessed an incredible capacity for kindness and forgiveness that speaks to all our better angels.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Foster; her parents, Louie and Ila Snow; and her
brothers, William “Bud” Snow and Lewis Edwin Snow.

Val and her family would like to extend gratitude to Velma Lee Barr for caregiving, and Mae Scott for
friendship.

Survivors: Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Chad Foster; daughter, Rachelle Campbell and her
husband, Rob; grandchildren, Avery and Preston Campbell; sisters, Hazel Hambright and Joyce Gresham
and her husband, James Gresham; and many greatly loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Biggers Funeral Home, 6100 Azle Ave., , Lake Worth, TX
DOROTHY "SLUDER"
SCHNIEDERJAN
November 2, 1934
May 7, 2011
CLASS OF 1953
JACQUELINE "SMITH"
SELBY
November 23, 1935
August 2, 2007
CLASS OF 1953
RICKIE SMITH
1956
May 12, 2015
CLASS OF 1973
JOYCE SPENCER
November 22, 1929
January 16, 1994
GISD Teacher 1976-1980
JOYCE HOELDTKE SPENCER (November 22, 1929-January 16, 1994)
GISD Teacher/Accounting, Typing and
Business 1976-1980

Birth:         November 22, 1929
Death:       January 16, 1994


Family links:
Spouse:
Robert Brison Spencer (1926 - 2004)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Bowie
Montague County
Texas, USA
KRISTI LEA "SOWDER"
HICKS
January 18, 1964
June 12, 2004
CLASS OF 1982
DONNA SOUTHERLAND
DOB pending
June 5, 1967
CLASS OF 1967
LAURA JEAN SMITH
October 20, 1959
November 27, 1987
CLASS OF 1978
JO LYNN SMITH
DATES PENDING
CLASS OF 1977
JACQUELINE DIANE "SMITH" SELBY (November 23, 1935-August 2, 2007)
CLASS OF 1953

Duncan Banner, Sun., Aug. 5, 2007
Gainesville, Texas - JACQUELINE DIANE SMITH SELBY, 71, of Gainesville, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 2,
2007, in her home.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, with Kenneth
McCorkle, Church of Christ minister, and the Rev. David Whittington of Woodbine Baptist Church,
officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Jacqueline was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Woodbine, Texas, to Jack and Sylvia Prestage Smith. She was a
member of Concord Church of Christ in Woodbine. She was a secretary for National Supply for 22 years in
Gainesville and Houston, Texas.
She loved gardening, needlework and having tea parties with her nieces.
Survivors include her mother, Sylvia Smith of Gainesville; 16 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and
great-nephews; a great-great-nephew; numerous cousins; sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma Faye and
Derrol Young of Marlow, Okla., Kaye and Joe Eldredge of Gainesville; and brothers and sisters-in-law,
James Leighton and Janette Smith, Shelby Earl and Ginger Smith, Armon and Judy Smith, and Paul Ray and
Cheri Smith, all of Gainesville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Smith.
Bearers will be David Smith, Harvey Jack Smith, Jeremy Smith, Steve Smith, Chris Smith, Jon Young, Joel
Eldredge and Lucas Smith.
Honorary bearer is Thomas Layton Smith.
DOROTHY "SLUDER" SCHNIEDERJAN
CLASS OF 1953

DALHART - Dorothy Schniederjan, 76, of Dalhart went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Services will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel. The
Rev. Scott Raef will officiate. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home,
4100 S. Georgia St.

She was born in Gainesville, Nov. 2, 1934, to Ernest and Edna Sluder. She married the love of her life, Paul
Schniederjan, on Aug. 30, 1952, in Gainesville. They moved to West Texas and began farming in Bushland.
They had 10 children and raised kids and crops together in the Bushland area for 29 years. In 1981 they
moved to Hartley county where they farmed and have lived the last 30 years.

Over the 76 years of her beautiful life, she served in many organizations. She was active in the Bushland
booster club, PTA and the Saint Mary's Altar Society. She was active in any and every club or activity that
her children were a part of. We have no idea how many bake sales she baked for or the number of pies,
breads and cinnamon rolls she prepared. Sending a big birthday wish along with a delicious chocolate chip
cookie cake was her special way of putting a smile on her children and grandchildren's face. In addition to
her 10 children, there were always extra friends and she was always prepared to meet everyone's needs.

Dorothy recieved a beautiful gift from her daughter, Paula, in 1998, a kidney. The family is forever
indebted for an additional 13 years of having Mom (Granny) with us. Many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren got to know and love her as a result.

The family will receive visitors on Monday evening at the funeral home from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

She was preceeded in death by her son, Danny; her parents, Ernest and Edna; a sister, Kathleen Arnold; and
a brother, Calvin Sluder.

Dorothy was a loving, caring, strong Christian and we are comforted to know she is rejoicing with the Lord in
Heaven. She is survived by the Love of her life, Paul. Five sons, Gary, and wife Tammy, of Dalhart. Jerry,
and wife Shellie, of Amarillo. Larry, and wife Cathy, of Dalhart. Mark, and wife Melissa, of Dalhart. James,
and wife Patty, of Amarillo. Four daughters, Peggy, and husband Richard, of Abilene. Paula, and husband
Darrel, of Spring, TX. Rhonda, and husband Kevin, of Hereford. and Anna, and husband Joe, of Hereford. 32
grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and more on the way.

A beautiful story, a beautiful life, we love you and we will miss you dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to The State of Texas Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 592180,
San Antonio, TX 78259; Or online at txkidney.org

Sign the online guest book at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 9, 2011

Burial:
Llano Cemetery
Amarillo
Randall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section M Lot 104 Space 2
DAN "DANNY SMITH
August 5, 1960
June 16, 2015
CLASS OF 1978
DAN "DANNY SMITH (August 5, 1960-June 16,
2015)
CLASS OF 1978

Graveside services for Daniel “Danny” Smith
Jr., 55, of Lexington, Ky. are set for 2 p.m.
Friday, June 19, 2015 at Fairview Cemetery in
Gainesville with Rev. Sam Campbell officiating
under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in
Muenster.

Mr. Smith died June 16, 2015 in Lexington, Ky.

He was born Aug. 5, 1959 in Electra, Ky.
JERRY L. SPRINGS
February 16, 1940
October 23, 2012
CLASS OF 1958
AUBREY LEE SPIRES
CLASS OF 1941/1942
U.S. Veteran

Graveside service for Aubrey Lee Spires 92, of Gainesville are set for Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 10:00
a.m. in the pavilion at Fairview Cemetery with Dustin Bennett officiating. The family will receive friends on
August 31, 2015 from 7;00 p.m. to 8;00 p.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home., Aubrey was
called home to the Lord on August 29, 2015 in Gainesville.

Aubrey was born on June 19,1923 in Gainesville, Tx to Cicero H. and Alma L. Rosenfield Spires. He was a
retired fireman with the Gainesville Fire Department as well as a self-employed automotive mechanic.
Additionally, he served his Lord as Pastor of Marysville Baptist Church in Marysville, Tx. for 46 years.
Aubrey was a WWII veteran having served with the US Navy in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was
an avid aviation enthusiast throughout his life but his favorite pastime was sharing his knowledge of the
scriptures with others.

Aubrey is survived by his son Nelson Spires and daughter in law Martha ( Blagg ) Spires of Colorado Springs,,
CO. and daughter Donna ( Spires ) Bennett and son in law Richard Bennett of Webster, Tx.., sister Edna
Litsey of Fort worth, brother Harlan Spires of Gainesville , brother James Spires of Addison, Tx five
grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Aubrey was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Helen ( Nelson ) Spires from Burlington, KS and one
grandson Michael Spires. You may sign the on line registry at geojcarroll.com
ROD SOUTHARD
November 20, 1960
June 23, 2013
GISD COACH
ROBERT MITCHELL SMITH
CLASS OF 1976

Robert Mitchell Smith, age 57, of Gainesville, Texas, passed away
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Gainesville.
Mitchell was born July 4, 1958 in Perryton, Texas to William Robert and
Elfreda Smith.

Mitchell graduated from Gainesville High School and was an avid
outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed riding horses and was
a bull rider on the rodeo circuit. He was a Boy Scout leader and taught
horseback riding and canoeing to Campfire Girls. Recently, he was a
valued member of the Texas Youth Commission workforce where he
was employed since 1997.

He is survived by mother, Elfreda Smith; sister, Pam Smith Nickerson;
brother, William Smith and brother-in-law Ken Martin.  He is also
survived by nephew, Jonathan Wiginton and nieces Chelsie Clark,
Taylor Easley, Hannah Smith, and Chloe Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 26,
2015, at Whaley United Methodist Church in Gainesville.
The family requests donations in Mitchell’s memory to be made to
Whaley United Methodist Church. You may sign the online registry at
www.geojcarroll.com
ROBERT MITCHELL SMITH
July 4, 1958
September 22, 2015
CLASS OF 1976
BILL JAMES SLUDER
May 02, 1929
January 13, 2016
TEACHER AND COACH AT GISD
CLASS OF 1946
BILL JAMES SLUDER
TEACHER AND COACH AT GISD
CLASS OF 1946

A memorial service for Bill James Sluder, 86, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday,
January 17, 2016 at the Hillcrest Church of Christ with David Gray officiating. The family will
receive friends immediately following the service.

Mr. Sluder passed away January 13, 2016 in Denton.

Bill was born May 2, 1929 in Gainesville to J.C. and Sibbie (Smith) Sluder and was a life-long
resident of Gainesville. He graduated in 1946 from Gainesville High School where he excelled in
football and track. He received a football scholarship to Texas A&M. At that time, athletes were
not allowed to be married, so he returned to Gainesville and married his High School sweetheart,
Betty Jean Stice on August 14, 1948. They enjoyed 67 years together.

In the early 1950’s, Bill became a partner with his dad as a building contractor and enrolled at
North Texas Teacher’s College, now UNT, where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Arts and
Athletic Training. He was hired in 1964 by GISD to teach Industrial Arts and coach football and
track at Gainesville Jr. High, where he retired after 30 years.

Bill was a charter member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ where he served as treasurer, deacon,
elder, and high school Sunday School teacher for many years. He was the last surviving member
of the Hillcrest Building Committee.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Randy.

Survivors include: wife Betty Sluder of Gainesville; daughter Tracy Stark of Gainesville;
granddaughter Carly McKamie and husband Kyle; granddaughter Hayley Loftice and husband
Sean; great-granddaughter Hollin Jean Loftice; and several cousins and friends.
JAMES KENNETH
SPURGEON
January 23, 1946
February 3, 2013
CLASS OF 1965
AUBREY LEE SPIRES
June 19, 1923
August 29, 2015
CLASS OF 1941/1942
JIMMY LEE SMITH
July 22, 1943
October 28, 2016
CLASS OF 1961
JIMMY LEE SMITH (July 22, 1943-October 28, 2016)
CLASS OF 1961

Gainesville resident Jimmy Lee Smith, 73, passed away Friday, October
28, 2016, at his residence. He was born July 22, 1943, in Gainesville to
Paul and Opal Lee (Gustin) Smith. Jimmy married Rose Elaine Wariner on
November 4, 1961, in Gainesville. Jimmy was very devoted to any family
activities and their sports. His lifelong passion was loving motorcycles
and a big part of their lives revolved around motorcycles. He was an avid
motorcyclist. He also was a golfer. Mr. Smith has been a Mason since
1976. He was a machinist for Valenite for 30 years.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 31, at Meador
Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville with Rev. Lonnie Dotson officiating.
Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8
p.m. Sunday, October 30, at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Survivors include his 2 sons, Jimmy Paul Smith & wife Tammy of
Gainesville, and Timothy Craig Smith & wife Dusty of Spanish Fort;
daughter, Deanna Lynn Skiles & husband Benny of Gainesville;
grandchildren, Joshua, Jacquelyn, Dale, Destrey, Brett and Zakry; 4
great grandchildren, Kerstin, Logan, Holden and Stella Rose..

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Opal Lee Smith, wife
Rose Elaine Smith, 2 brothers, Paul Smith & Gene Hale, 2 sisters, Billy
Evans & Jerre Hairell and granddaughter Heather Rose.

To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
SHELBY EARL SMITH
April 01, 1939
June 24, 2016
CLASS OF 1957
JACQUELINE DIANE
"SMITH" SELBY
November 23, 1935
August 2, 2007
CLASS OF 1953
SHELBY EARL SMITH
CLASS OF 1957

Graveside services for Shelby Earl Smith, 77, of Callisburg, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June
27, 2016 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Huggins officiating. A visitation will be held at Geo. J.
Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.Mr. Smith passed away June 24,
2016 in Gainesville. He was born April 1, 1939 to Jack and Sylvia Prestage Smith. He graduated from
Gainesville High School in 1957 and received an associate’s degree from Gainesville Jr. College. On June 25,
1960, Shelby married Ginger Springfield at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.Some of Mr. Smith’s career
paths have included 15 years at Texas Power & Light, operating S&W Tractor Co. with his brother, Leighton,
delivering propane for 16 years for Charlie Enderby and another 10 years for Sam Enderby, and selling
boats for Joe Wallace at North Texas Marine. He also was president of the Callisburg School Board for 4
years, President of the Woodbine Water Corp. from 1971 to 2004, and was a member, as well as serving as
an officer, of the National Beefmaster Association.Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 56 years Ginger
Springfield Smith; son and daughter-in-law David Earl and Susan Smith; son and daughter-in-law Thomas
Layton and Ginny Smith; daughter and son-in-law Cherrie and Jeff Tinney; grandchildren David Ryan Smith,
Emily Smith, Chyna Vincent, Thomas Hunter Smith, Dakota Tinney, Payton Smith; step-grandchildren
Brandy Tschirhart, John Terry; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers Leighton Smith, Paul Ray Smith, Armon
Smith; sisters Faye Young, Kaye Eldredge.He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Jackie
Selby.Mr. Smith’s grandsons will be serving as pallbearers. Granddaughters and great-grandchildren will be
acting as honorary pallbearers.The family wishes to thank the staff at Renaissance Care Center, Home
Hospice of Cooke County, and Dr. B. Sundaram and her assistant Carol for going above and beyond in the
care given to Shelby in his final years.