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Haskel Smith

Haskel SmithHaskel Smith, 77, of Linden passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 in a Texarkana hospital.

He was born March 27, 1935 in Ludlow, Oklahoma,  to  Sherman King Smith and Dorcie Nelson Smith.  He worked  for Hawthorn Logging and was an avid, fisherman, hunter, and gardener.  

Survivors include his wife,  Diane Smith of Linden; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Matt Allen, Joyce and Roger Case, Lisa and Steve Gilliand and Nancy and Len Harrison; a son, Robert Smith; two step daughters, Janna Miles and Jodi Walusis; sisters, Judy Steed and Jewel Donica, and brother Carl Smith; granddaughter, Brandi Burnham; grandson, Jason Griggs; 17 grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren;  and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma Smith; parents; daughter, Glory Cobb Masters;  granddaughter, Felicia Morales; sister, Narvona Hawthorn, and brother, Wade Smith.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m.  Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in  the chapel of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden  with  Bro. Ricky Steed officiating. Interment will be in Linden Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Tuesday at the funeral home.