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Jimmy Lee Smith

   Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Smith, 77, of Vernon, who died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Vernon, will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Lawson officiating. Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Smith was born on Sept. 11, 1937. He was the son of the late Andrew (Drew) Smith and the late Marie Jackson. He married Shirley Glenna Blackwell on Aug. 17, 1957 in Channing. She preceded him in death on March 6, 1989. He received an associates degree from Vernon College.  He was a member of the Vernon Masonic Lodge. He was a steer and cattle livestock judge for several major livestock shows. He was an inventory coordinator for the Chevy House. He had worked for the Waggoner Ranch for 38 years starting out as a cowboy and straw boss, then foreman and ranch manager. He had owned Double Heart Horse Ranch. He was a member of the Rock Crossing Baptist Church. He received the first ever Tom Blessinggame Working Cowboy Award. He appeared in commercials as the Marlboro/Winston Man.
   Survivors are three daughters, Kimbra Lea Smith Malcolm of Wichita Falls, Pamela Gail Smith McSpadden of Vernon, and April Lynn Smith Maldonado of Vernon; four sisters, Elizabeth Smith Padgett of Lubbock, Sue Smith Carter, Lou Smith Mayo and Shirley Smith Hawke, all of Amarillo. 
    He was preceded in death by one son, Jay Lee Smith on May 16, 2014, and three brothers, Charles Smith, Billy Smith and Joe Carroll Smith.
   Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Monday Feb. 2, 2015.
   Pallbearers will be Nathan Daniel Wilson, Payton Ross Rodriguez, Zachary Lee McSpadden, Dominic Maurice Moses Maldonado, Chuck Leon Ray Maldonado, Joshua Mark Anthony Maldonado, Chase Jordan Lee Maldonado, Slade Peyton Lucas Maldonado, Timothy Harold Reeves and Jayson Lee Smith.
    Memorials may be made to the Red River Valley Museum.
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