Gary Rex Smith was born September 18, 1956 in Alcorn County, MS the son of Shirley Rand Smith and the late Emmett Smith.
He joined the Moose Lodge of Selmer, TN on July 23, 1992 and was a member for over 20 years. He served as Governor from 2005 until 2006. He joined an apprentice program at the age of 18 to become a carpenter which he made a living with for over 40 years. Although not certified, he was considered by most to be a master carpenter.
Mr. Smith departed this life on August 18, 2012 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 55 Years, 11 Months.
He is survived by a daughter, April Michelle Kendrick of Hartselle, Al; two sons, Rex Allen Smith of Hartselle, AL and Justin Adam Smith of Bethel Springs, TN; two grandchildren, Olivia Brook Smith and Michael Thomas Kendrick, and a grandchild on the way; three sisters, Neva Diane Morris and husband Jeff of Corinth, MS, Pam McGowan and husband Steve of Corinth, MS, Cindy Mae Good and husband Ron of Bartlett, TN; two brothers, David Smith and wife Wanda of Selmer, TN, Doug Smith and wife Debbie of Corinth, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless number of friends who loved and adored him.
In addition to his father, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by granddaughter, Madilynn Grace Smith; his maternal grandparents, Alvah and Verbal Rand; and paternal grandparents, Lee Roy and Mattie Mae Smith.
He will be missed by many.