September 20, 2021

William “Tex” Smith, 78, of South Fulton, Tenn., passed away Sept. 18, 2021 at the Baptist Memorial North Mississippi Hospital in Oxford, Miss.

He was born on January 29, 1943 in Rhoda, Ky., to the late William Frank and Anna Mae Key Smith.

Tex was a member of the Water Valley Baptist Church and retired from Waymatic after 43 years as a welder.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda LeCornu Smith, whom he married April 11, 1966; a daughter, Lee Ann (Mitchell) Glisson of South Fulton; two grandchildren; Kevin (Amber) Whitten of Martin, Tenn., and Keri Lee (Tyler) Gray of South Fulton; four great-grandchildren, Reece Laine Whitten and Mason David Whitten, of Martin, Addison Lee Gray and Avery Margaret Gray of South Fulton; and a sister, Mary (Bob) Woolen of Louisville, Ky.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

A visitation will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, in Fulton.

Memorials may be made to the Water Valley Cemetery Fund, c/o Stephanie Pirtle, 123 US Hwy 45 South, Water Valley, Ky. 42085.