Mrs. Jo Gray Smith, age 90, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
A native of Rome and Floyd County, Jo was born May 6, 1929, a daughter of the late Henry Clay Gray, Sr., and Dillie Wilkie Moore Gray. She graduated from Model High School in1948 with her sweetheart, Charles R. “Snook” Smith. They were married on January 14, 1949, and were together for over 70 years before he passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019. Three days later, Jo joined him in Heaven. She was a homemaker and housewife who loved cooking, sewing and fishing. Jo cherished the times she could spend with family and especially at Snook’s side. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Raymond Gray, Henry Clay Gray, Jr., Robert Gray, Curtis Gray, Frank Gray, Wayne Gray and Buster Gray, and three sisters, Thelma Sullins, Betty Sanders and Louise Farrer.
Jo and Snook are survived by two daughters, Janet Smith (special friend, Dudley Rush), and Susan (Tommy) Stephens; two grandchildren, Richard J. “Richie” (Alice) Stephens and Lisa (Nathan) Faircloth; three great-grandchildren, Arielle Faircloth, Natalie Faircloth and Clara York. A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Jo and her husband, Snook, will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Ken Freshour and grandson, Richie Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery with Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 Honor Guard of the American Legion conferring graveside rites for Snook.
The family will receive friends at Salmon Funeral Home Saturday from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m.
Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home Saturday by 1:30 p.m. and include Tommy Gray, Michael Jackson, Frank Gray, Jr., Bill Atkins and Cody Franklin.
The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jo and Snook Smith.
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