Johnny Dale Smith, Sr., 59, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
A funeral service has been set for Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating.
He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on May 12, 1961 to John “Big John” and Gertrude Smith. He enjoyed gambling, driving a truck, dancing, singing and spending time with his children, and especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his fiance’, Theresa Ruebottom of Paris, children, Jessica Smith and husband Nick Starling of Paris , Johnny Smith, Jr. ”Jay” and wife Cindy of Rockwall; step-sons, Randy Story and wife Brenda, Jeffrey O’Neal, Patrick Pendergraft all of Paris, grandchildren, Landan, Jesse, Bailey, Jayden, Raegan and Hunter; brothers, Johnny Glen Smith, Michael Lynn Smith; sisters, Donna Smith and husband Dennis, Kathy Lester and husband Jim, Linna Smith and husband Micky, Vickie Ward and husband Johnny, Kay Barber (Smith); numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda Gail, Sharon Emeyabbi, Carol Gray; brother, Stanley Talley.
Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family at www.fry-gibbs.com