Jerry Dean Smith, 51, son of Nolan Smith and Vivian Collins Smith, was born Jan. 11, 1950, at West Plains. He died April 1, 2001. He married Margret Preston in 1969. They had one son. Mr. Smith worked for American Freightway. He had been a truck driver for many years and a diesel mechanic. He was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge of Houston, Texas. He came to the Lord in 1994 while living at Houston, under the leadership of his brother, Eddie Wayne. He enjoyed boating at the lake, camping and jet skiing. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Freddie. His mother died shortly after he did. Both were involved in a vehicle accident. Surviving are his son, Robert Nolan of West Plains; two stepdaughters, Susie Smith and Connie Walters of Mountain Grove; seven brothers and two sisters. Services were April 6 at the Blue Buck Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Charles Owens and the Rev. Don Sing officiating. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home.”

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