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Bobbie Geraldine (Powell) Smith

1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Bobbie Geraldine (Powell) Smith Obituary
Bobbie Geraldine Powell Smith, 85, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Newman Community, (Fisher County) Texas, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, TX. A family visitation will be 2 P.M. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater, TX with a graveside service at 3 P.M. in Newman Cemetery (Fisher County).
She was born July 29, 1932 in Sylvester, Fisher County, Texas to Bual W. and Lakie (Self) Powell. She married Alvin Wayne Smith December 22, 1950 in Brownfield, Texas. In addition to being a loving wife, Geraldine worked as an executive secretary for Pan American Oil Company and after moving to Tyler, Amoco Oil Company. She and Wayne raised cattle on their farm in Alto, TX for many years. When they retired Geraldine and Wayne loved to travel across the United States in their RV. They visited every continental state and some multiple times. Geraldine was a very special person and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband (of 62 years) Alvin Wayne Smith in 2013, her parents, a sister and brother-in-law; Marvline and Billy Benson, and a sister Alline Ratliff. Survivors include a brother-in-law; Conrad Ratliff of Mexia, TX, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, nieces; Patricia Richard of Tyler, TX, Rita Sprouls and husband Joel of Bullard, TX, nephews; Dale Ratliff and wife Sue of Humble, TX, Mike Ratliff and wife Leslie of Oak Forrest, IL, 10 great nieces and nephews, and 6 great great nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Nov. 1, 2017
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