She was born on Nov.1, 1947, to Jack & Billie Lowe in Abilene. Her family later moved to Alice where she graduated from William Adams High School. She married Walter E. (Butch) Smith Jr. on Feb. 18,1967. They were married for 41 years.
Jackie was employed by the Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District and retired in April of 2007. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beeville and played the hand bells. She was a very active member in the community of Skidmore and Bee County. Jackie was a Bee County 4-H Club Manager and Little League Team Sponsor. She also belonged to The American Quarter Horse Association, Texas Women for Pari-mutuel, Bee County Jr. Livestock Show Board, The Lions Club, and Bee County Horse Show Committee.
Jackie was preceded in death by a daughter Jimmie Clay Smith, her parents Jack and Billie Lowe, and her grandparents, Jake and Jimmie Sedberry.
Jackie Is survived by her husband Walter E (Butch) Smith, Jr., one son Thomas R. Smith, a daughter Sammie Ann Smith and two grandsons Forest C. Smith and Dillon Stautzenberger and one granddaughter Laci MaLynn Stautzenberger. Her sister in-law Sissy Starlin, nephew and nieces, three great nephews and three great nieces also survive.
Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Trevino Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. A memorial video was shared with everyone at 6:30 p.m. that same evening. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Beeville beginning at 10 a.m. Internment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore.
Serving as pallbearers were Austin Knox, Renato Ramirez, Dale EIrod, Ricky Ramirez, Roger Fagan, Jr. Mendoza, Charlie Wynn and Mike Weeks. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Fluitt, Rudy Salinas, Rocky Stautzenberger, Jaimie Mendoza, Doyle Davis, Howard Duge, Richard Coutu and Ralph Stubenthal, James Whitlow, Mike Reilly, Bruce McCumber and Sonny Fox.