Debbie Smith (1956-2013)
Debra Z. Smith, age 57, of Gatesville passed away on December 1, 2013 at home with her family by her side. Funeral services were held at King Baptist Church on Dec. 3rd with Rev. Tim Crosby officiating. Interment followed at Pearl Cemetery. Click here to read => Justin's loving tribute to his mother and friend that he read at the service.
Debra was born on July 8, 1956 in Mineral Wells, Texas. She went to school in Mineral Wells where she was very proudly the first in her family to graduate. Debbie married Clyde on November 25, 1979. They celebrated 34 years of marriage and together had 4 children. She loved God, family, being a Nana, working at Fort Hood, and the Beatles. She will be terribly missed by everyone that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Clyde Poe, her biological father, Orve Nickols, and brother, Larry Nickols. Debra is survived by her husband Clyde Smith - her children: Cody Smith and wife Casey; Shanah Sams and her husband Troy; Casey Pruitt and her husband Jeremy; and Justin Smith and his fiance' Cindy Matteo - her grandchildren: Alex, Noah, Roscoe, Adam Troy III, Emily, Brooklyn, and Roman - her older brothers: Mike Poe, Lloyd Nickols, and Gary Nickols - her baby sister, Vicki Shelton - and her aunt Delores Ayers.
A memorial fund has been set up at Extraco Banks under "The Benefit of Debbie Smith".