Jerry Smith

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jerry R. Smith, 66, of Sikeston died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at his home.

He was born April 21, 1939, in Oran, Mo., son of McGoy and Louise Abernathy Smith.

Smith was founder of Century 21 Real Estate Co. in Sikeston. He was a member of Elks Lodge 2319, past officer and member of Eagles Aerie 3319 and Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Smith of Hertford, N.C.; a daughter, Leslie Zarshenas of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Lanny Smith of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Carolyn Matthews of Ocean Springs, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ed Carter officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo.