Patricia's Story

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Patricia Ruth Smith of Porum, Oklahoma was born August 08, 1936 in North Porum, Oklahoma to Joe and Maggie (Moreland) Vinzant. She was raised in the Methodist church and at the age of 11 she gave her life to the man above. In 1954, she graduated from Porum High School and she was married to Richard Lee "Dick" Smith, also in 1954 she was honored to become a member of Eastern Star #219 in Porum and was made a life member of #25. She tried hard to follow in her mother's footsteps always doing what she could for others. In 1961, she and Dick formed R.L. Smith Trucking and she worked by his side until his death on June 5, 2009. She was blessed with 2 children: Tsninia Lee Smith in 1956 and Richard Stephen Smith in 1958. Mrs. Smith passed away August 25, 2017 in Stigler, Oklahoma at the age of 81.
She is survived by; daughter: Tsninia Lee Smith and her mate Clint Davis of Porum, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by Richard Stephen and Richard Lee Smith; her parents, Joe and Maggie Vinzant; her brothers, Bob Vinzant and Bill Vinzant; a sister, Sue Nell Wilkins.
Funeral Services will be 10 am Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Porum First Baptist Church with Rev. Tommie Parker and Rev. Larry Harris officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, OK where her beloved son, Stephen and her parents are laid to rest. Services are under the direction of the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Stigler, Oklahoma
Active pallbearers will be Rick Bumpers, Doc Ballard, Marvin Varnell, Charley Davis, Dean Taylor and Bobby Brinsfield.
Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Devin, Danny Parsons, Walt Marrell and Rickey Powell.
Published on August 28, 2017
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