Thomas ‘Tom’ A. Smith
A memorial service for Thomas “Tom” A. Smith, of Summit, will be Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home, of McComb. Dr. David Millican will officiate. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith, 80, was born July 7, 1937 in Pike County to Perry Smith and Ruth Farnham Smith. He was a member of First Baptist Church Summit. After attending McComb High School, he joined the US Navy where he served as operator of Captain’s gig attached to the USS Cacapon. When he was discharged in 1959, he returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Vivian Hodo.
Mr. Smith worked for Larue Boyd Electrical service as an electrician for several years. In 1985, he became an electrical contractor and built Tom Smith Electrical Service, which he owned and operated from 1985 until his retirement in 2001. His retirement years where filled with many adventures. Some of these consisted of traveling the country with his loving wife, hunting and fishing with family and friends along with gardening. The greatest of these adventures was being with his wife and watching his children and grandchildren grow. Mr. Smith was loved by many, but it will never compare to the love he had for his family. He will be greatly missed, but as he always said, “I’m going to the happy hunting ground.”
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jimmy Smith and Maylon Smith; two sisters, Bonita Lejeune and Irene O’Neal; and two nephews, Robbie Bearden and Bruce Harris.
Survivors are his wife, Vivian Smith, of Summit; a son and daughter-in-law, Forrest David Smith and Renee, of Summit; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Rasmussen and Jeff, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Audrey Lea Smith of Summit; a brother and sister-in-law, James H. Smith and Patsy, of McComb; two sisters, Barbara Hux, of Bogue Chitto, and Bonnie Budd, of Summit; seven grandchildren, Jacob Smith, Caitlyn Smith, Sydney Smith, Hayden Smith, Olivia Rasmussen, Lela Rasmussen and Trace Smith; six nephews, Larry Smith, Danny Smith, Perry Smith, Jimmy Smith, Ronnie Harris and Dan Hux; three nieces, Lisa Copeland, Sonja Ashley and Susan Smith; special friends, Jimmy Clark, Randy Slonaker, Barry Rhodus, Jan Boyd, Brad Clark, Joe Pezant and John Henry Dobbs; and numerous other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.