Memorial services for Jeffery Dewayne "Jeff" Smith, 59, of Abernathy, TX, will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, February 29, 2020, in the Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Joel Perez officiating. Private burial will be held in the Abernathy Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy, TX.
Mr. Smith died Monday, February 17, 2020, in Lubbock, TX.
He was born July 21, 1960 to Ernest Arnold and Letha Marie (Brown) Smith in Abernathy. Jeff graduated Abernathy High School in 1978. He married Debra Sue Cates August 10, 2002 in Lubbock where he lived until moving to Abernathy in 2010. Jeff was a member of Northside Baptist Church
He was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Sue (Cates) Smith, his father, Ernest Arnold Smith and nephew, Jesse James Perkins.
Jeff is survived by his mother, Letha Smith of Abernathy, 2 sisters, Kathy Overstreet and husband Charles of Floydada, TX, Tina Marie Perkins of Monroe, LA and a brother, Robert Lynn Smith of Abernathy, nephews, Jason Perkins of Granbury, TX, Chris Perkins of Monroe, LA, Stephen Tull of Floydada, TX and a niece, Amber Tull of Floydada.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Letha Smith account at First State Bank, P. O. Box 150, Abernathy, TX.