Jerry L. Smallwood

April 1, 1930January 13, 2021

Jerry Lewis Smallwood, 90, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled a memorial graveside service for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27th, at Providence Cemetery. Mr. Smallwood, the son of Jess Smallwood & Bonnie Dye, was born April 1, 1930, in Paris. Upon graduation from Paris High School, he joined the United States Navy. Guam and Saipan were among the places he was stationed during his military service. He was the fifth person hired at Babcock & Wilcox when the plant opened in Paris. His career spanned 34 years before his retirement. Jerry was an avid golfer and played as often as he could. On December 11, 1953, he married the love of his life, Joyce Nell Jetton Smallwood, building 62 years of family and memories before her death on December 13, 2015. They are now reunited in Heaven forever. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother, Grafford Cobb. Survivors include three children, Debbie Holman & husband Larry of Reno, Brad Smallwood & wife Vanessa of Canyon, and Kevin Smallwood of Reno, two grandchildren, Landon Minier of College Station and Dillon Smallwood of Paris, two great grandchildren, Braylon and Brooklyn Minier, a brother-in-law, Earl Jetton & wife Brenda and their family, and a cousin, Martha Jane Hill & husband Gene and their family along with a host of friends. The family would like to express their appreciation to Susan McFatridge with On Call Home Health, Dr. Greenwell & staff, and Dr. Shafiq & staff for the care and attention given their loved one.


  • Graveside Inurnment

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


Jerry L. Smallwood

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Sammie Heavner

February 26, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. At this time, I am unable to attend due to problems walking. I am praying for you and thinking of you and the whole family.


Tony Cunningham

February 25, 2021

Debbie, I just read the obituary for your dad. So sorry for your loss and Leslie and I have you in our prayers. Due to covid, we are not attending any type of gatherings but we will be there in spirit.

Cindy Cobb

January 19, 2021

Sending you lots of love and comfort, we are so sorry for your loss.
Robert and Cindy Cobb

Derald & Lesa Bulls

January 18, 2021

Debbie, Brad, Kevin and family--
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the challenging days ahead. What a wonderful long life your Dad was able to enjoy.
May your hearts be filled with many wonderful memories to lean on during the tough days.
Thinking of you,
Derald and Lesa

Dorothy Pearce

January 17, 2021

I'm sorry to learn of Jerry's passing and offer sincere condolences to all his loved ones. I worked with Jerry at B&W for many years. I was blessed to have a small part in reuniting him with his dad (my Uncle Jess) and happy to know they had a good, happy relationship afterward. Sending loving thoughts and memories from cousins Dorothy Smallwood Pearce, Peggy Smallwood Dotson, and Donna Smallwod Anderson.

Beth Quisenberry Bridges

January 15, 2021

Joyce and Jerry lived across the street from my parent’s for over 50 years. He and my Mom were the only original owners left on the street until my Mom moved away. My prayers are for Debbie, Brad and Kevin. Jerry was a kind man and I know he will be missed by his family.