Wharton Paul Smith, Jr.
Funeral services for Wharton Paul Smith, Jr. will be 11 A.M. , on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Newton County Funeral Home North with Bro. William Savell officiating. Burial will be in Conehatta Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. at Newton County Funeral Home North on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Mr. Smith, 79 of Conehatta died Monday, May 26, 2014 at Anderson Regional Medical Center North Campus in Meridian. He was a Methodist by faith and favorite past times were watching baseball, playing golf, and fishing. He served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife of 57 1/2 years: JoAnn Mitchell Smith of Conehatta; four children: Teresa Smith Short of St. Petersburg, FL; Wharton P. Smith, III and wife Annette of Duluth, GA; Roger W. Smith and wife Suzy of Jacksonville, FL and Joseph D. Smith and wife Loretta of St. Johns, FL
11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; one sister: Harriet E. Smith Carter, and husband Jimmy of Collins, GA.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Wharton P. and Jessie Elizabeth Padgett Smith of Collins, GA; one sister: Jessie E. Smith of Collins, GA and two brothers: Richard F. Smith and Phillip H. Smith both of Middleburg, FL .
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested by the family to be sent to the Conehatta Methodist Cemetery Trust, c/o Betty Brown, 2268 Albo Stamper Rd., Conehatta, MS 39057
Newton County Funeral Home, 9998 Hwy. 15 N., Newton, MS 39345 is in charge of arrangements. 601-635-3200.
Friends and family may sign an online guest book at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com