Funeral services for Clifton Smith, Jr. were held July 17, 2020 in the chapel at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment immediately followed at Shiloh Cemetery in Kemp.
Clifton Smith, Jr. was born Nov. 26, 1936 in the community of Stubbs to parents Sylvin Clifton Smith, Sr. and Beulah Anne Henson and entered eternal rest July 14, 2020 in Kemp.
Clifton graduated from Kemp High School in 1955. He married his sweetheart Jimmie Lou Thomas June 15, 1956.
In 1959, Clifton went to work for Texas Wholesale Grocery which later merged to be Sysco Food System where he retired as Vice President of Purchasing in 1998.
Clifton started serving on the Tolosa Water Board in 1970 and helped form it into West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District in 1975 where he continued to serve until 2018. He served on the Kemp ISD School Board for 24 years. Clifton also served as President of three cemetery boards in the Kemp area of Baker, Ware and Shiloh.
Clifton was a life-long member of Kemp Church of Christ. He was a humble man with a big heart and a large family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Clifton was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jimmie Lou (Thomas) Smith, siblings T. B. Mills, Dillard Smith, Mildred Reed, William Smith, Eva Harris, Velma McDougald, Sammie Maxwell and Carolyn Bynum and grandsons Jeremy Doss and Sam Smith.
He is survived by daughters Deborah Doss Tinsley and husband Bob of Kemp, Regina Kiser and husband John of Kaufman and Carla Smith of Kemp, son David Smith and wife Robin of Kemp, grandchildren Daisy Cromer, Courtney Kelley and spouse Clint, Kelly Knowles and spouse Brad, Melissa Smith, John David Smith and Katy Kiser, great-grandchildren Halen Cromer, Lane Doss, Huston Cromer, Caroline Kelley, Keller Knowles, Charlie Kelley and Mason Dickerson, sister Anna Bolton and spouse Roy of Lewisburg, Tenn., sisters-in-law Mary Beth Jones and Mary Sue Cowan, brothers-in-law Jesse Harris, Eugene McDougald, Billy Thomas, Wayne Maxwell and wife Pat, numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
The family is asking in lieu of flowers contributions in Clifton’s memory be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 346, Kemp, Tx. 75143.