A Graveside Funeral service and Interment for Rev. Dr. Jerry Coleman Smith, 84, will be Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Hartselle City Cemetery with Rev. John Mobley, Rev. Jerry Ridling and Rev. Tim Clark officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. No visitation is scheduled.
Rev. Smith died on Monday, January 6, 2020 at River City Center. He was born April 12, 1935, in Jefferson County to Hugh Coleman Smith and Eva Creel Smith.
Bro. Jerry graduated from Murphy High Schol in Mobile and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Johnson Bible College in 1958, and his Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degrees from Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
He was a Minister, Pastor and a Disciple for Christ for the Christian Church for 58 years prior to his retirement. He served and pastored congregations in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. He began his first full-time ministry at First Christian Church in Hartselle from 1958 -1960. He returned to Hartselle at serve from 2003-2009, when he began preaching in the area as a supply minister. He was honored as Pastor Emeritus in May 2018. He served First Christian Church of Decatur, AL for many years, where he became very active in civic organizations and youth sports programs. He also served Cedar Plains Christian Church in Massey, AL.
He was a member of the Hartselle Rotary Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Ann Smith and his parents.
One Son -
John Smith (Staci), Prattville, AL
In lieu of flowers, family requests Memorial Donations be made to the First Christian Church of Hartselle or to the SNAP Playground in Hartselle.
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL 35640
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