Jerry L. Smith, 75, formerly of Bluford, Illinois passed away at July 31, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born August 15, 1942 in Jefferson County, Illinois to Roy Smith and Imogene Marie Darnell. He married Julie Huong Nguyen on December 17, 1994 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.They were blessed with 23 years of marriage before he preceded her in death.
In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by his son, Brent Smith of Nashville, Tennessee; stepson, Robert Peterson of Memphis, Tennessee; stepdaughter, Diane Peterson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; granddaughter, Hailey Peterson; great grandson, Kevin (Lulu) Artry III; sister, Terri Holmes and husband, Tim of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; one nephew; and two great nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Nora Mae Smith.
Jerry worked at Nissan Corporation in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was also a member of Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Greeting of Family and Friends: 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 6, 2018 at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 6, 2018 at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with The Very Reverend Father John Iffert officiating. Inurnment: Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials: Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.