Jerry Lewis Smallwood, 90, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at Paris Regional Medical Center.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home will schedule a memorial graveside service at a later date at Providence Cemetery.
Mr. Smallwood, the son of Jess Smallwood & Bonnie Dye Meeks Smallwood, was born April 1, 1930, in Paris.
Upon graduation from Paris High School, he joined the United States Navy. Guam and Saipan were among the places he was stationed during his military service.
He was the fifth person hired at Babcock & Wilcox when the plant opened in Paris. His career spanned 34 years before his retirement.
Jerry was an avid golfer and played as often as he could.
On December 11, 1953, he married the love of his life, Joyce Nell Jetton Smallwood, building 62 years of family and memories before her death on December 13, 2015. They are now reunited in Heaven forever.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother, Grafford Cobb.
Survivors include three children, Debbie Holman & husband Larry of Reno, Brad Smallwood & wife Vanessa of Canyon, and Kevin Smallwood of Reno, two grandchildren, Landon Minier of College Station and Dillon Smallwood of Paris, two great grandchildren, Braylon and Brooklyn Minier, a brother-in-law, Earl Jetton & wife Brenda and their family, and a cousin, Martha Jane Hill & husband Gene and their family along with a host of friends.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Susan McFatridge with On Call Home Health, Dr. Greenwell & staff, and Dr. Shafiq & staff for the care and attention given their loved one.
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