Obituaries -- October 3, 2013


Funeral services for Mr. Gary Smitherman, 53, were held on Monday, September 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church in Dew. Bro. Carl Clark and Bro. Paul Pryor officiated. Interment followed the services at Dew Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Sunday, with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Smitherman passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Gary Smitherman will be remembered for his infectious smile, big heart, and ?bear? hugs that were bestowed upon all his friends and family members. His love for sports and competitive spirit guided his successes both on the playing field and in his career. Gary?s straight forward demeanor, unwavering compassion and his youthful laughter will be missed greatly.

He is survived by two sons, Jared Smitherman and wife Heather of Ft. Worth and Craig Smitherman and wife Brittany of Clearlake; mother, Nila Long Smitherman of Lanely; three grandchildren, Rylan Smitherman, Presley Smitherman, and Cannon Smitherman; one sister, Joy Wells and husband Sammy of Coldspring; two brothers, Michael Smitherman and wife Kathy of Livingston and Steve Smitherman and wife Robin of Midlothian; the mother of his children, Karen Smitherman of Humble; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Smitherman was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Smitherman and one sister, Sharon Smitherman.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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