Mr. Clifton Smith Jr.

November 26, 1936July 14, 2020

Clifton Smith Jr. was born November 26, 1936 in the community of Stubbs, Texas to parents Sylvin Clifton Smith Sr. and Beulah Anne Henson and entered eternal rest on July 14, 2020 in Kemp, Texas.

Clifton graduated from Kemp High School in 1955. He married his sweetheart, Jimmie Lou Thomas on June 15, 1956. In 1959 Clifton went to work for Texas Wholesale Grocery which later merged to be Sysco Food System where he retired as Vice President of Purchasing in 1998. Clifton started serving on the Tolosa Water Board in 1970 and helped form it into West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District in 1975 where he continued to serve until 2018. He served on the Kemp ISD School Board for 24 years. Clifton also served as President of three Cemetery Boards in the Kemp area; Baker, Ware and Shiloh. Clifton was a life-long member of Kemp Church of Christ. He was a humble man with a big heart and a large family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Clifton was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jimmie Lou (Thomas) Smith, Siblings; T. B. Mills, Dillard Smith, Mildred Reed, William Smith, Eva Harris, Velma McDougald, Sammie Maxwell and Carolyn Bynum, grandsons; Jeremy Doss and Sam Smith.

He is survived by; daughter Deborah Doss Tinsley and husband Bob of Kemp, son David Smith and wife Robin of Kemp, daughter Regina Kiser and husband John of Kaufman, daughter Carla Smith of Kemp, grandchildren; Daisy Cromer, Courtney Kelley and spouse Clint, Kelly Knowles and spouse Brad, Melissa Smith, John David Smith, Katy Kiser, great-grandchildren; Halen Cromer, Lane Doss, Huston Cromer, Caroline Kelley, Keller Knowles, Charlie Kelley, Mason Dickerson, sister Anna Bolton and spouse Roy of Lewisburg, Tennessee, sisters-in-law; Mary Beth Jones and Mary Sue Cowan, brothers in law; Jesse Harris, Eugene McDougald, Billy Thomas, Wayne Maxwell and wife Pat, numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.


  • Shiloh Cemetery Association


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020


Mr. Clifton Smith Jr.

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Linda Davis

August 1, 2020

So saddened to read about Clifton. May prayers and time soften the pain for his loved ones.
David and Linda (Bateman) Davis

Jim and Donna McNair

July 20, 2020

Donna and I are truly grateful for the time we were able to enjoy visiting Clifton and Jimmie Lou. They were such a loving couple, and I’m sure their Heavenly reunion was glorious. Clifton was the epitome of character, integrity and grace. He will be greatly missed. May God comfort and bless the family. 🙏🏻✝️🇺🇸

Billy M. Thomas

July 17, 2020

So sorry to hear about Clifton; praying for the family during this time.

Linda Knott

July 16, 2020

I was saddened to see that Jr passed. He was a very good man and i will always remember him as such. May peace be with the family. due to circumstance I wont be able to make it to kemp. I love all of you.

Becky Dosier

July 16, 2020

Our lives have been so entwined for so many years that I feel we are all family. We have shared happy times and sad times together. I know there are many others who feel the same closeness. That is just the essence of your family! Your Dad will truly be missed! Our most heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
From the Dosier family.

Susan Dunn

July 16, 2020

This world's loss, but Heaven's gain. It was an honor to know Clifton--an honorable, humble, caring, God-loving, family-loving, community-loving servant.

Carolee Baumgartner

July 16, 2020

It’s only this morning that we have learned of your loss. May the sadness in the void he leaves be filled with memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He may now Rest In Peace without pain as I’m confident he had quite the welcoming party at those pearly gates.

Carolee & Sue Baumgartner

Gwen Allen

July 16, 2020

Remembering how friendly and respectable Mr. Smith was each time he
saw you he was the same... Heaven awaited
his arrival. Rest in Heaven you have certainly earned your home.

Nita Collins

July 16, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. Sending prayers for comfort and healing. May all the memories and stories about him bring you comfort and peace.

Nicki McKenzie-McKINNIE

July 15, 2020

Carla and Smith Family:
On behalf of Denise and I, we are so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so dear to our mom. We can just imagine your mom’s reunion with him in Heaven. Our love and prayers are with you today and in the days to come.


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