September 17, 1949 - October 10, 2021
Jerry Lynn Smith went to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Jerry was born in Florence, TX on September 17, 1949 to parents CA Smith and LaVerne Whittenberg Smith. Jerry spent most of his life in the Florence area. As a teenager and young adult he worked in the painting business with his father and brother Chris. He spent a couple of years with the Ft Hood fire dept before returning to construction later in life. Throughout his life, Jerry was active in the Florence Volunteer Fire Dept where he was front and center at any fundraising event. Jerry, along with his brother Chris and his father C.A. were avid hunters and enjoyed building deer stands and getting ready for the season. They also loved to fish and spent many hours on Lake Buchanan and Granger Lake. He was also active with his parents and brother in riding horses and local roping and rodeos Jerry married his wife Kathy on April 9, 1977 and together they raised their blended family consisting of their two daughters, Megan and Becky, and son Jeff. Jerry was a kind hearted soul and there are many people who will tell you of their personal experience of his kind and generous nature. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, C.A. and LaVerne Smith, his wife Kathryn Smith, his daughter Megan Hashagen, and his son-in-law Douglas Dedear. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Dedear of Bastrop and son Jeff Roznovak of Cameron. His grandchildren; Austin Flippin and wife Shianne of Springfield MO, Kalynn Hashagen and fiancé Brenden of Springfield MO, Jordan Dedear and wife Laura Kate of Georgetown, Ethan Dedear and wife Ashley of Bastrop, Reid Dedear and wife Samantha of Parker, Co. His great-grandson, 17 month old James Cole Dedear. Jerry also leaves behind to cherish his memory, his brother Chris Smith and wife Rhonda. Niece Amanda Smith and husband Kiel, Great-nephew Zane Smith, and great-nieces Kaylee and Madison McDaniel all of Florence. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 4pm at the First Baptist Church in Florence.
Jerry Lynn Smith went to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Jerry was born in Florence, TX on September 17, 1949 to parents CA Smith and LaVerne Whittenberg Smith. Jerry spent most of his life in the Florence area. As a teenager... View Obituary & Service Information
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