Funeral services for Garth Smith will be at 2 p.m. today, April 27, 2009, in the Craddock Memorial Chapel. Dr. Alton Fannin, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. He will be assisted by Rev. Gene Thompson. Interment will be in the family plot at Simon Cemetery southeast of Wilson.


Funeral services for Garth Smith will be at 2 p.m. today, April 27, 2009, in the Craddock Memorial Chapel. Dr. Alton Fannin, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. He will be assisted by Rev. Gene Thompson. Interment will be in the family plot at Simon Cemetery southeast of Wilson.


Garth was born August 20, 1935, at Wilson, Ok to Reese Samuel Smith and Hattie Lee Wood Smith. He departed this life on April 24, 2009, at Scott White Hospital, Temple, Texas. A life long Wilson resident he graduated from Wilson High School and attended Murray State College where he played football. 


He was married to the former Treva Mayton on March 26, 1955, in Ardmore. Together they owned and operated Garth Smith Furniture Store in Ardmore during the 1960’s. In 1970 he became the fifth generation rancher in his family. He established the O.S.S. ranch south of Wilson on his family’s old home place. The original O.S.S. ranch was started in 1847 in Virginia by his great great grandfather, Oscar Samuel Smith.


Garth was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ardmore.


He is survived by his wife, Treva, of the home; son Dierk Smith, Carrollton, Texas;  a granddaughter, Megan Smith and a grandson, Reese Smith, Carrollton, Texas; three sisters, Imogene Hull, Wilson, Margie McClendon, Aledo, Texas and June Morris, Ardmore;  two brothers-in-law, Chuck Mayton, L.D. Mayton and wife Debbie all of Ardmore.


He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Hubert, Keith and Jarvis Smith.
Pallbearers will be Kelly and Clay Montgomery, Dee Wint, Chad and Chris Craddock,
Kevin Foster, Roger Oakley and Jim Taylor.  Honorary bearers will be Ronnie Austin,
Sonny Craddock, Max Montgomery, Allen Wint, Julian Noland and Bill Stringer.


Online condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.