Obituary: Sammy Smith

Funeral Services for Sammy Smith of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Bethel Christian Church in Athens with Pastor Mike Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Sammy passed June 11, 2018 in Tyler, Texas.

Samuel Henry Smith was born March 13, 1956 in Henderson County the son of Samuel Polk Smith and Wilma Dean Boyd Smith. He was a member of the Bethel Christian Church, loved music, playing the piano and was an artist who enjoyed painting. He loved spending time gardening and spending time working with all his flowers. Sammy was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter Erin Smith and a brother Morris Smith.

Sammy is survived by his mother Wilma Smith of the Bethel Community; one daughter Kristina Smith of Beaumont; four siblings, Kelly Smith and wife Sara of Athens, Arlene Powell and husband Tim of Olathe, Kansas, Diann Fountain and husband John of Athens, Danny and wife Cindy of Athens; three grandchildren, Cheyene Olivas, Ryan Trussell, Blake Watkins; one great-grandchild Ryleigh Olivas; one great-grandchild on the way, Samuel Olivas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be James Bircher, Kirk Hollowell, Michael Newland, Brian Powell, Thomas Powell, Casey Smith and one honorary pallbearer Ryan Trussell.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home from 6-8:00 p.m.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

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