NEW LONDON - Funeral services for Jerry David Smires, 55, of New London will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel, Overto,n with Reverend Atwell Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near New London.
Mr. Smires passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Henderson. He was born November 4, 1962 in Overton to the late Cecil Otto Smires and Berta Faye Cook Smires. He had worked for the Gregg County Police department as a dispatcher and married Shirley Ann Stewart May 12, 1990 in Overton.
Besides his father, Jerry was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Marcia Smires; his mother-in-law, Martha Stewart; his brother-in-law, Gary Helsel; and two nieces.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Shirley Smires of New London; four daughters, Brittany Bennett and husband Brian of New London, Emily Smires and fiancé Frankie Morales of Tyler, Victoria and Ashley Smires, both of New London; his mother, Berta Smires of New London; a sister, Vicky Helsel of New London; a sister-in-law, Barbara Smires; a brother-in-law, Stacy Stewart of Longview; his father and mother-in-law, Russell and Sandi Stewart of California; two grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Stewart, Jason Moffett, Brian Bennett, Kelly Smith, Phoenix Randolph, James Haskins, Frankie Morales, Johnny Ray Houston, and Bo Helsel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, October 2, from 5-7 p.m.
Online registration and condolences are available at www.cottlefuneralhome.com.