Philip Smith

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Philip Smith PETERSBURG-Philip Smith, 64, of Petersburg passed away in his home on Aug. 17, 2012, in Petersburg. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Petersburg with the Rev. Sharon Wiese officiating. Burial will follow in Petersburg Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Visitation will be held today, Aug. 19, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Philip was born June 10, 1948, to Addison and Rachel Smith in Lubbock, Texas. He was raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, and graduated from Wichita Falls High. He attended Midwestern University, where he met Jackie Roberts, and they married on Jan. 20, 1968. Philip was a master plumber and moved his family to Petersburg in 1977 to open Smith Service Company, which he owned and operated for 35 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist church in Petersburg and the Petersburg Lions Club. Philip enjoyed fishing and loved being outdoors, but his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Smith of Petersburg, Texas; three sons, Michael Smith and wife Sue Ann of Petersburg, Texas, Kevin Smith and wife Kelly of Lorenzo, Texas, and Keith Smith and wife Stephanie of Petersburg, Texas; his mother, Rachel Smith of Wichita Falls, Texas; three sisters, Zan Buchanan and husband Jay, Pam Rogers, and Rose Bowen, all of Wichita Falls, Texas; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Addison Smith. Memorials may be sent to Petersburg Cemetery Association, 1524 Main Street, Petersburg, TX 79250, or Petersburg Public Library, 1614 Main Street, Petersburg, TX 79250. Online condolences can be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 19, 2012