Mdarrellwsmithr. Darrell Wayne Smith, age 81 of Grand Prairie, died at his home on March 17, 2016.  Funeral Services have been scheduled for Monday, March 21 at 11:00 am in the Life Tabernacle Church of Cunningham.  Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 7-8.  Wood Funeral Homes, Deport have charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Deport on October 31, 1934, the son of Alfonzo and Angie Jewell Taylor Smith.  He married the former Evelyn Taylor on September 6, 1952.  Mr. Smith was a driver for an Armored Company prior to his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Smith of Grand Prairie; 4 children:  Janet Cherry (Steve) of Grand Prairie, Darren Smith of Gun Barrel City. Vickie Smith of Grand Prairie, and Pam Jackson (Steve) also of Grand Prairie; 2 granddaughters:  Sharon Wheatley and  Angela Hernandez (Miquel); 7 grandsons: Steve Cherry, Jr. (Mychelle); Darren Smith (Mandy); Shane Smith (Rebecca) Chris Smith; J.R. Jackson; Cody Jackson; Patric Jackson; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters:  James Paul Smith (Nancy) of Leonard; Nova Sue Goley of Paris; Fonzo Grant Smith (Betty) of Wilmer; Ruth Coleman (William) of Deport; Shirley Haskell (Larry) of Deport; Barbara Jewell Merchant (Ronnie) of Bogata; Larry Gene Smith (Sheila) of Cunningham; sisters-in-law, Louise Henderson of Pleasant Grove and Shirley Dynetta Smith of Paris.

He was preceded in death by parents; 3 brothers:  Charlie Dale (Carroll) Smith, Lester Ray Henderson, and Donald Ray Smith; 2 sisters:  Karen Cherry (Darrell) and Opal Juanita Smith.


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