J.D. Benton Smith
Maiden Name: n/a
J.D. Benton Smith, 74, of Odessa, Texas, passed away January 22, 2005, in an Odessa hospital. He was born July 15, 1931, to Ray and Kate Smith of Boswell, Oklahoma.
He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked most of his life in oil fields at home and overseas.
His parents, four sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Jerry Smith, of the home; one son and one daughter, Claude Ray and Dawn, both of Odessa; two brothers, Arvel Smith of Texarkana, Texas, and Robert Smith of Haworth, Oklahoma; and one sister, Leota McKinney of Andrew, Texas.