Obituary: Curtis Smith

A celebration of the life of Curtis Smith, 43, of Athens will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at New York Baptist Church with Bro. Donald Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Curtis went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Curtis Shane Smith was born June 27, 1974 in Tyler, the son of Charlie Curtis Smith and Thelma Joyce Swartzwalder Smith. He loved his job as a lineman; working for TVEC for over 14 years before transferring to Nueces Electric Cooperative in Corpus Christi. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish as a young man and later fell in love with the beach life. He enjoyed a good game of Blackjack and being with his friends. He loved his wife, his kids and the rest of his family. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his uncles Robert Smith and Tommy Pope and his aunt Sara Whitehorn.
Curtis is survived by his wife, DeAnn Smith of Athens; his children, Payton Shane Smith of Athens, Katelyn Danielle Smith of Athens, Meagan Ann Smith of Palestine, Maddison Laine Feagins of Athens, Kinsey DeAnn Feagins of Athens; his parents, Charlie and Joyce Smith of Athens and sisters, Shanna Renee Burnett of Athens, and Kellie Dawn Alford and husband, Darin Alford of Fredericksburg; nieces, Harlie Burnett, Gracie Alford, Emmerson Alford, Charlie Tanner and nephews, Brady Burnett, Cooper Tanner and Kingston Terrell.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

Pallbearers will be Payton Smith, Jordan Schulte, Kurtis Chancellor, Chris Tiner, Chad Flud, Bo Chancellor, Darin Alford and Todd Tanner.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made in his memory to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Phone (800) 822-6344.

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

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