Services for Mr. Ernest W. Smith, 76, of Denton, who died May 25 at his residence, were held May 27 in Wainwright-Parlor Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Van McCall and Mr. Donnie Newman officiated with burial in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Smith, born Jan. 22, 1943 in Jeff Davis County, was the son of the late William Hobson Smith and the late Kate Clements Smith. He was a retired self-employed truck driver and attended Macedonia Church of God. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy Smith and William “Corky” Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nancy Pittman Smith of Denton; sons, Ernest Wendell Smith Jr (Debbie) of Douglas and Timothy Bryant Smith of Denton; three grandchildren, Lynn Chaney Hayes of Douglas, Nikki Smith Huffaker (Brandon) of Denton, and Drew Smith of Hazlehurst; three great-grandchildren, Eli Hayes and Chloe Hayes of Douglas and Marley Huffaker of Denton, and nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were Johnny Faulk, Hal Faulk, Jim Miller, Bobby Miller, Dorsey Miller, David Barton, and James Emory Tate.
Honorary pallbearers were Teresa and Burch Wilcox, and all friends and neighbors in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Mrs. Angie McCall.
Wainwright-Parlor Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.