Memorial services are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at 3 p.m., at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Jeff Smith, age 52, of Roswell, who passed away at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Jeff Smith was born on May 1, 1959, in Freeport, Ill., to Charles W. Smith and Maxine Rinehart (Smith). He was raised by his mother and stepfather George A. Rinehart Sr. They have preceded him in death as well as his beloved traveling companion, Hope.
He is survived by one daughter Kimberly Bottomley of Sherwood, Mich.; brothers: Joel Smith of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Gary Smith of Murphreesboro, Ill.; one sister Stephanie Fredrickson of Nokomis, Fla., step-brother Ralph Rodibaugh of Roswell, longtime friend Andrea and his stepchildren, Joseph, Eric, Emelia and Sandra Shamas.
Jeff served for 10 years in the United States Army which included duty stations in Germany and South Korea. Following his military service, he was a truck driver.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Morgan, Joseph Shamas, Rudy Garza, Richard Morgan Sr and Eric Shamas.
Friends may pay respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.