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TONY EUGENE SMITH, JR. December 24, 1958 - July 13, 2016

Como, MS –

TONY EUGENE SMITH, JR., 57, was born December 24, 1958 in Memphis, TN and passed away July 13, 2016 at his mother’s home in Southaven, MS. He liked watching NASCAR and Jeff Gordon was his favorite.  He enjoyed fishing and was known to take in any stray dog that came along.  Tony loved all his dogs and they became his “kids.”  He loved his family.  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Smith of Como; one son, Tony Smith III of Waterford, MS; two daughters, Kimberly Gillis of Waterford and Margaret Marie Hankins and her husband, B.J. of Abbeville, MS; his mother, Louise Smith of Southaven; one brother, Mike Smith and his wife, Debbie of Southaven; one sister, Margaret McKenzie of Horn Lake, MS; 11 grandchildren; one aunt and uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Smith; his father, Tony Eugene “Gene” Smith, Sr.; one niece, Toni Glover; and his grandmother, Arlion Nerren.  Visitation will be Monday, July 18, 2016 from 12 p.m. until the service begins at 2 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.  Burial will follow in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.  The family requests that any memorials be made to Spring Valley Hospice in Olive Branch, MS.


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    Kimberly Gillis says

    For some reason I found myself looking at this today daddy. Lord only knows how much I miss you I hope I’m down here making you proud. I wish you would have been able to watch your grandchildren grow up and now you have a great-granddaughter I know you would be having a fit over her. I wish heaven had visiting hours. I love you so much daddy

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    Myran Julie Jarmon of Midland City, Al says

    I read about the death of Tony after just 57 short years and I wanted to express my feelings of sympathy for the Smith family and friends. Most of us have seen this enemy death claim the lives of people dear to us. But God promises to destroy this enemy, death, once and for all. Rev. 21: 3,4; tells us “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. “And God himself will be with them.” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Isaiah 25: 8, 1 Corinthians 15: 26) For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. Also, (www.jw.org search “comfort” or “why we die”) has provided me with many more scriptures that have given me comfort and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address:myranj@centurytel.net

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    Gale Tankersley Means says

    Sending Prayers

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    Brenda Bruley says

    I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I lived across the street from Gene and Louise in the early 70’s. I remember what a sweet young boy Tony was. I am praying for peace and comfort for all of your family. God bless the Smith family.

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    Betty Morrell says

    So sorry for the loss of your son, Louise. I’m an old neighbor from 35 yrs ago.

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