Shirley Ray Smith
Submitted by News Staff on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:00am
Shirley Ray Smith, of Groesbeck passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Waco, at age 77. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Nance of the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck officiating. Burial followed in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers were Morris Beaver, Tommye Black, John Ahlfi nger, Robert Morrison, Jason Vincent, and John Ranochak. Jimmy Bradley and Budge Kimble were honorary pallbearers. Shirley was born October 25, 1936 to Joseph Lee Tompkins and Addie (Rhodes) Tompkins. She grew up in Groesbeck and graduated from Groesbeck High School, Class of 1955. Shirley was united in marriage with Charles Sidney Smith on November 25, 1955, and they made their home in Groesbeck for most of their lives. Shirley worked for twentynine years as a medical technician for Dr. J. B. Riggs in Groesbeck. Shirley had many interests in life, including enjoying working in her fl ower beds, collecting rocks and reading. She was an excellent and artistic seamstress who carried over her skill in making her own clothes as a young lady to making beautiful and elaborate doll clothing. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and stocked her kitchen with the ice cream and cookies she knew they would look for. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Emma Shriver. She is survived by her husband, Charles Sidney Smith of Groesbeck; daughter and sonin-law, Susan Patricia and Bill Logan of Groesbeck; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Sidney Jr. (Chuck) and Becky Smith of Groesbeck. She leaves behind six grandchildren: Scott Charles Logan and his fi ancée, Shalyn Gonzales, Chase William Logan and wife Alicia, Lance Joseph Logan, Rachel Anne Smith of Austin, Sydney Nichole Smith, and Crystal Latasha Baker. The six great grandchildren are: Laci Page Logan, Easton Blaze Logan, Nathanel (Nate) Blake Baker, Riley Brown, Brianna Brown, and Blake Andrew Elfrez; and she also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Visit www.groesbeckfuneralhome. com to leave messages of condolence on the guestbook.
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