SIKESTON - Jerry R. Smith, 66, died at 5 a.m. May 26, 2005, at his home.
Born April 21, 1939 in Oran, son of the late McGoy and Louise Abernathy Smith, he was of the Baptist belief and was the founder of Century 21 Real Estate Co. in Sikeston. A member of the Elks Lodge 2319 for 30 years, he was a past officer and member of Eagles Arie 3319 and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114.
Survivors include: one son, Kevin Smith of Hertford, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and David Zarshenas of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Lanny Smith of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Carolyn Dannenmueller Matthews of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and seven grandchildren and four great-
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ed Carter, pastor of Oran Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Oran.