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Jerry Wayne Smoot

Childress, Texas

Oct 15, 1946 – Sep 4, 2019


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Johnson Funeral Home - Childress Obituary

Jerry Smoot, age 72, passed from this life on September 4, 2019 in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be at 1 PM on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Childress with Rev. Lou Ellerbrook officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Jerry was born on October 15, 1946 in Plainview, Texas to John and Juanita Smoot.  He married Faye Christine Shugart on June 5, 1967 and they shared 52 years together in love, laughter and life.

Jerry was a hard worker who farmed most of his life.  He could fix anything, and occasionally took the time to work on his love of fishing.  He once held the New Mexico State Record for Rio Grande River Rainbow Trout.  

Jerry loved his family and loved all sports.  He coached his kids and grandkids in the hurdles for track competition, and loved Bobcat football and basketball.  

Above all else, Jerry was a good man who loved life, had lots of good friends, and he was loving and devoted to his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sandra Harrod, and a granddaughter Elizabeth Kelley.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Smoot of Childress; one daughter, Tamara Cottom and husband, Bryan of Dickinson, ND; one son, Jason Smoot and wife, Jennifer of Childress; one granddaughter, Claire Zinser of Dickinson, ND; seven grandsons, Timothy, Andrew and Joshua Kelley of Childress, Gabe and Abel Marquez of Amarillo, and Brad and Brandon Cottom of Sayre, OK; and a host of extended family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Childress Meals on Wheels, PO Box 473, Childress, TX 79201.


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RIP Jerry.
So sorry for your loss.✝
Christen I treasure the times we had together.

I knew Jerry from school days in Olton. We rode the same bus. He was so kind and good hearted to me. He gave me a Bug collection and Butterfly collection which was the envy of my science class. My thoughts and prayers for the family.
Diana Malone Ray

The Charles Morris Family
We are so sorry for your loss Jerry and Charlie were cousins... I remember coming out to his house when I was a little girl and having so much fun

We wIll miss Jerry. Jerry and my Dad, Charles were cousins and good friends. My boyhood memories of us hunting out on Jerrys farm I will never forget.

Jerry had a contagious laugh. As younger kids I would tickle him just so I could hear his laugh. Last time I got to see him was at Sandys funeral. He was looking so much like Uncle Glenn that it took me aback. Love you cousin.

I am so sorry for your loss. Tamara your daddy was just too young to earn his wings. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Safe travels to all your family that is traveling to be together to celebrate your daddys life.

I remember spending time at Jerry and Christines growing. Jerry was a great man and will be missed.

I'm sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy to.