Services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the T. Smith Horse Auction Barn for Mr. T. Smith, 87, of Hattiesburg, MS.
He died Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home.
Interment will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of the Eatonville Community. He was a 1951 graduate of Eatonville High School and was the Quarterback for the Eatonville High School Eagles football team.
He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was a Master Mason, belonging to the Hattiesburg Lodge #397.
Mr. Smith took the family farm and built businesses that have lasted more than 60 years. He loved watching rodeos and Nascar.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Betty Jean Smith and his parents, P.A. and Erma Smith.
He is survived by three daughters, Karen Harless (Johnny) of Hattiesburg, MS, Beverly McHale (Mark) of Panama City Beach, FL, and Sharon Cameron (Chuck) of Hattiesburg, MS; one brother, Jimmy Carroll Smith (Esta) of Paducah, KY; four grandchildren, John Harless (Lauren), Jennifer Owen, Justin Harless (Shelley), and Marlee Breland (Taylor); six great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob, Anna Clair Owen, Delaney, Ava Grace Harless and Jaden Harless.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial Fund in Paducah, KY in memory of Marine MSGT Aaron C. Torian.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM Sunday at T. Smith Horse Auction Barn at 122 T. Smith Road, Hattiesburg.