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Philmon Lee Smith, Sr.

Philmon Lee Smith, Sr., 76, of Port Arthur, died Friday, November 20, 2015. He was born on September 30, 1939, in Campti, Louisiana, to Bessie Mae Slaughter Smith and Arthur Tyler Smith, and had been a longtime resident of the area.

Philmon served in the United States Marine Corps, and was a retired Firefighter from the City of Port Arthur with thirty years of service. He served as a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres for many years. Philmon enjoyed woodworking and traveling. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Pat Smith, of Port Acres; sons, Phil Smith, Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Port Acres; Terry Smith and his wife, Martha, of Vidor; Jeff Smith and his wife, Anna, of Bridge City; Tracy Smith and his wife, Trina, of Allen; David Smith, of Port Acres; daughter, Laura Smith, of Port Acres; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Smith and his wife, Jackie Sue, of Hemphill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Mr. Smith’s family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church, 2208 Canal Street, Port Acres. His funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church, Port Acres, with his interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Smith may be made to Calvary Baptist Church of Port Acres Christmas Offering, 2208 Canal Street, Port Acres, Texas 77640.

Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.