Gerald Lee Smith

June 9, 1944 ~ February 4, 2019 (age 74)


Gerald "Jerry" Smith, age 74, of Copperas Cove, passed away at home surrounded by his family. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Jerry was born in Corning, New York on June 9, 1944, to the late Marion and Mary (Barnes) Smith. He graduated from Corning High School. After high school, he joined the United States Army and served over 20 years. He married Darlene Sobberi on August 27, 1966, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Jerry also retired from Laerdal in Gatesville, Texas after 20 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove, Texas and served with the Knights of Columbus. Jerry worked with the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Holy Family as well. He enjoyed participating in activities with the local boy scouts in support of his grandson. Spending time with his grandchildren and being involved with their activities was by far his favorite past time.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jason Lee Smith; and a sister, Elaine Bonham.  

Jerry is survived by his wife, Darlene Smith; daughter, Mary Jo Smith; sister, Lynda Smith and husband, Mike; three grandchildren, Zachary Smith, Alannah Smith and Austin Smith and a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-3519 or the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

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Memorial Mass
February 19, 2019

12:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
1001 Georgetown Road
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Interment following funeral service
February 19, 2019

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, TX 76542

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