Glen Ray Smith

glen smith
Funeral services for Glen Ray Big Hand Smith, 57, of Pittsburg, will be at 2 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Daingerfield with Rev. Nakia Smith and Dr. Jessie Biles officiating. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Cason under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Smith will lie in state on Friday afternoon and evening, November 6th at the funeral home in Hughes Springs and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM. Mr. Smith was born July 7, 1952 in Cason to Arthur Lee and Mable Jewell Smith and died on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at a Mt. Pleasant hospital. Mr. Smith was an active member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, a member of United Steel Workers and was employed at T&N in Lone Star. Survivors include his wife Gladys of Cason; two sons and daughters-in-law Ferdinand and Karen Smith of Cedar Hill and Rev. Nakia and Regina Smith of Tatum; Glinda and Peggy Mims of Daingerfield; his parents Arthur Lee and Mable Smith of Cason; one sister Alma and Tommy Harper of Cason; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Renada Mims and a grandson Diondre Deshun Smith.

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  1. Gladys and Family We were so sorry to here of Glen Ray's passing. He was a great guy. May God Bless and Keep you and your family.Teresa (Betts) Kimble and husband Joe

  2. So sorry to learn of Glens passing. I remember him as a very nice person and always enjoyed talking to him.May God Bless you in your time of sorrow.

  3. My uncle will truly be missed. He was a good guy…he always made us laugh when he was around and his favorite saying was "And Everything".

  4. Mrs. Harper and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your hearts are heavy, but God will see you through it. We are saying prayers for your family. May God bless each of you in a special way.

  5. Mrs. Alma and family, We were so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. May God be with you all during this time of sorrow. We are praying for comfort and may you feel His presence. My husband knew "Big Hand" through the plant. He said he always stopped at the gate to say a few words and was a very likable man. We love you and miss you here at Jr. High. See you when you return.

  6. It's never easy to lose someone we love. Memories you shared will last a lifetime. Comfort from loving family and caring friends and most of all from these words in the Bible at Revelation 21:4 where God's promise is that there will be no more death and sorrow will surely help in the healing. I hereby offer my sincere condolences to your family.

  7. I was very sad to hear about the loss of "Big Hand". I wish I could be there but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you ALL…

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of sorrow. Continue to trust in the lord and he will give you the strength to endure all things.

  9. Heaven is full of all our family, friends and loved ones. throughout our walk in life there's so much heartache & pain…we oft wonder why God makes these choices…here on earth we will not be able to see all the reasons…that's where our faith comes in…we just have to trust and believe that God needed your son, husband, father, uncle, & friend more than you all did. right now he's walking the beautiful streets of gold and praising our Lord & Savior. My heart cries out for each of you…May God wrap you in His loving arms and hold you through the coming days. God's Blessings to you forever and always………….

  10. Pooh and Karen,You are both in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my dad a year ago November 6th, so I know how difficult a time this is for you. I know God will help you through this.

  11. Pooh, Karen, Peggy & Ms. Gladys, Words can not express how sorry I am to hear of the loss of your dad & Husband. I Pray God will lift you all up and give you all Peace.Love you all,Tempie Edwards Irvin

  12. Glen was a true friend.He always gave us positive feedback.God knows will be missed.Piney Height Family.

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