Julius William (J. W.) Smith

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December 11, 1974 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 46)

Julius William (J. W.) Smith, 46, of Stephenville passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Fort Worth.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 9th at Cowboy Church of Erath County with brother Werth Mayes officiating.  Burial will follow at West End Cemetery.  Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home.

J. W. was born on December 11, 1974 in San Angelo, Texas to Kenneth and Pam Pounds Smith.  He grew up in west Texas, in the community of Iraan.  J. W. attended public school in Carrizo Springs, and graduated in the high school class of 1993.  He attended the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas and later attend the police academy at Odessa college.  He spent five years in Mertzon, Texas as a sheriff’s deputy.  J. W. lived several years in San Angelo, and the past 11 years in Stephenville, where he worked at FMC as a color application specialist.  He was a member of the Stephenville Men’s Golf Association, and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Molly Kinsey; daughters, Sloan Smith and Raegan Smith of San Angelo, and Morgan Kinsey of Stephenville; son, Justin Smith of San Angelo; parents, Kenneth and Pam Smith of Franklin; sisters, Heather and husband Vester Fulmer, Jr. of Buffalo, and Felicia and husband Billy Kelley of Midland; maternal grandfather, J. C. Pounds, Jr. of Fort Worth; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

J. W. is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, W. D. and Jimmie Lou Smith; maternal grandmother, Annie Clyde Pounds; uncles, Donnie and Kyle Pounds.

The Smith family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to J. W.’s memorial scholarship at Interbank in Stephenville.

The family requests that everyone in attendance please wear a mask.

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