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1939 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, TX 76901
Phone: (325) 268-0471
Jimmie Smith

Jimmie Ellis Smith

Sunday, March 6th, 1938 - Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Jimmie was born on March 6, 1938 to Eric Smith and Rowena Laughlin. He attended school in Garden City, Tx. He joined the US Army in 1957 and was stationed at Ft. Chaffee, AR. during his stint he spent time in Germany. He was part of the Mounted Patrol that guarded the German border. He was discharged in 1959. While living in Midland working as a lineman for Texas Electric, he met and married Edwina Breedlove on September 15, 1961. After a couple of months, he was called back into duty and was stationed at Ft. Polk, LA as a sharpshooter instructor for the National Guard. He was discharged in 1962. They later moved to Andrews in 1967 where he continued working for Texas Electric until his retirement after 35 years of service. They moved to San Angelo in 2000 where they’ve spent the last eighteen years.

Jimmie’s greatest joys in life were his family and the occasional team roping. Through the years, he touched many lives, in and out of the arena. He was the first to open a door for a woman or offer his seat to anyone standing. He was admired for his kindness and generosity.

Jimmie was preceded in death by Edwina, his wife of 57 years; his parents, Ted and Rowena Laughlin; his sister, Lyndia Bartlett; and his son, Adam Smith. He is survived by his two daughters, Stacy Spicer and her husband, Shawn, of Weatherford; and Tracy Taylor and her husband, Steve, of Denver City; and by his grandson, Lance Taylor.

Special thanks to New Haven Memory Care and St. Gabriel's Hospice. Our family appreciates the special care you gave to our father.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 with family present from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Shaffer Funeral Home's Pioneer Chapel. Interment will be at Pioneer Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/ Grape Creek.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek
    8009 Hwy 87 North
    SAN ANGELO, TX 76901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    family present from 6-8
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Shaffer Funeral Home's Pioneer Chapel - Grape Creek
    8009 US Highway 87 N
    San Angelo, TX 76901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Jim Bob Harris, & Tom Thompson
  • Interment

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Pioneer Memorial Park
    8009 Hwy. 87 North, 8009 Hwy. 87 North
    SAN ANGELO, TX 76901
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To Stacy and Tracy, We will not be able to attend the sercice so we want you to know that you have our sympathy for your loss and that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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