Graveside services for J.P. Smith, age 81, will be held at 1:00PM Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Bro. L.D. Baxley will officiate, with Kelly Faulks, Bobby Faulks, Jessy Anderson, Tommy Jolly Sr., Tommy Jolly Jr., and Colton Faulks serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Tapp Funeral Home.
J.P. Smith was born on July 26, 1931, in Eastland, TX, the son of James and Lydia (greenwood) Smith. He married Dorothy A. Proffitt on March 20, 1952 in Knox City, TX she preceded him in death in 1998. Mr. Smith was a rancher and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Smith passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Paris Regional Hospital.
Survivors include daughters, Barbara Carter, of Sulphur Springs, Linda Anderson, of Como; sisters, Mary Lee Masters, Loretta Taylor, of Odessa, Betty Ary, and Elmay Park, of Odessa; six grandchildren, Bobby Faulks, Kelly Faulks, and wife, Tammy, Jessy Anderson, Mitchelle Jolly, Amanda Sandberg and Lawanda Faulks; great-grandchildren, Adesha Littrell, and husband Josh, Amanda Bisenius, Adreeanna Bisenius, Christopher Jolly, Colton Jolly, Cadence Jolly, Clorissa Jolly, Chelsey Jolly, Sonya Jolly, Casey Carson, Jessica Jolly, Tommy Jolly Jr., Stephanie Faulks, Brittany Faulks, Colton Faulks, Lindsey Faulks, Sonya Jolly, and Chelsey Orsburn; two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Leroy and Butch Smith.