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 Jackie Royce “Sonny” Smith

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Jackie Royce “Sonny” Smith

  • Birth 1 Aug 1934
  • Death 17 Sep 2011
  • Burial Matador, Motley County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 76730040

Graveside services for Jackie Royce (Sonny) Smith, 77, of Matador, were held Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at East Mound Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Saturday, September 17, at Texas Specialty Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born August 1, 1934, in Cottle County and attended school in Paducah. He married Shirley Ashley on May 7, 1954, in Roaring Springs. In Matador, he managed the Mobile Station and also worked at Bob's Oil Well. For many years he worked as a mechanic at Campbell Chevrolet. He and his wife also lived in Tulia for three years before relocating to Alamogordo and later Ruidoso, NM, where they owned and operated an Interior Design business for over 30 years. Upon retirement the Smiths returned to Matador in 1999.

Smith was a member of First Baptist Church of Matador. He loved old cars, old country music and old cowboy movies. He enjoyed southwest history and visiting historical sights. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.

Smith was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years in 2005. He is survived by one daughter, Shirlene Cooper and husband, Ron, of San Antonio, and one son Steve of Matador; six sisters, Peggy Krebbs of Amarillo, Nita Kenny of Greenville, Darnell McGowen of Plainview, Linda Plemmons of Saginaw, Joy Scott of White Right and Teresa Brown of Atoka, OK; two brothers, Don Smith of Bartlesville and Johnny Smith of Sweetwater, OK; three grandchildren, Jayson Cooper of Arlington, Amber Lujan of New Braunfels and Nick Cooper of San Antonio. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, with another on the way.

The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Matador, East Mound Cemetery, Roaring Springs Cemetery or the Garden of Memories Cemetery of Paducah.


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  • Maintained by: Jayson Cooper
  • Originally Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 18 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76730040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jackie Royce “Sonny” Smith (1 Aug 1934–17 Sep 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76730040, citing East Mound Cemetery, Matador, Motley County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jayson Cooper (contributor 47606473) .