1928 - 2014 Billie Jean Smith, 86, of Jasper, Texas, passed away at her home on December 11, 2014. Visitation will be Sunday December 14th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jasper on Monday December 15th at 10:00 am with interment to follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Born in Hemphill, Texas,on September 28, 1928, to Maude Lee Russell Kirbow & John Thomas Kirbow., she lived in Newton, Texas, for many years, where she raised her family with her husband, Arlis Smith. They moved to Jasper, Texas in 1992, where she was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, who enjoyed family, friends and church. She is preceded in death by her parents, a grandchild Terry Michael Smith, brothers and sister in laws: Martin Dise & Mildred Kirbow; John Leland & Nan Carole Kirbow; Harold Baily Kirbow and sister and brother in law Emma Fay & James Tarochione, and brother in law Elbert Wendell Smith. She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Arlis James Smith of Jasper, Texas. Her four children Cheryl Dyanne Wilkinson and husband Joe of Brazoria Texas, James Michael Smith and wife Ilene of San Augustine, Texas, Billy Don Smith & wife Laura of Jasper, Texas and Connie Gail King and husband Danny of Jasper, Texas. Grandchildren: Stacy Hartsell, Jay and Wade Wilkinson; Scott, Jason Smith and Jennifer Tanner; Angelia McCool, Kristin Stegent, Colton Smith; and Josh and Tyler Burke, as well as twenty six great grand children and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by one sister Nan Kirbow Fernandez of Jasper, Texas; Brother in law and sister in law Harold and Nelda Smith of Newton, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to
of Houston & Southeast Texas, 6055 S. Loop East at Long Drive Houston, TX. 77087. Condolences can be posted at www.shultzfuneralhomeofjasper.com or on Facebook at Shultz Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 13, 2014