JERRY MARTIN SMITH December 1, 1944 - November 19, 2013 Smith, Jerry Martin December 1 1944, November 19,2013. Went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born to Clyde and Hazel Smith in Des Plaines IL. He moved with his family when he was young and lived in southern California, he was a veteran in the United States Army, and worked many years in a machine shop. He was involved with CMA (Christian Motorcycle Assoc.) and served as chaplain for many years. He is survived by the love of his life Sandra (Flower) Strickland Smith, his children Martin Smith from Sacramento, CA, Hazel Kramer from Mooreville, North Carolina and his step son Jason Strickland from Red Way, CA and brother James Smith from Corning, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is preceeded in death by his parents and his sister Janice, whom went to be with her Lord in 2007. He had given his heart to the Lord October 13,1983 and served him faithfully. We will be having a celebration of his life on December 1, 2013, on his birthday and the day he married his "Flower", at Cornerstone Church of God, 13585 Highway 36E, Red Bluff, CA 96080. We will be having a church service at 10:00 and a celebration of his life to follow. He loved God's house, so in lieu of flowers we are asking that any donations go to the refurbishing of his church that he loved so dearly.
Published in Daily News on Nov. 27, 2013