Elmer H. Smith Sr.

Elmer H. Smith Sr., 82, of Ellisville went to his heavenly home Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born Sunday, March 1, 1936 in Lincoln County.

A celebration of his life will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at his residence (211 Graves Road, Ellisville).

Mr. Smith loved the Lord, his family, friends and neighbors. He spent many happy hours working in his garden, which was his passion, and he really enjoyed sharing the bounty of his labor. He also loved fishing, hunting and shrimping. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many loved ones he has touched throughout his lifetime.

He was preceded in death by his father Elmer Smith; mother Annie Smith; eight brothers and sisters; and grandson Cody Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years Lynda Smith; sons Edward Ladner (Trisha) and Elmer Smith Jr. (Janet); daughters Ronda Cotten (Phillip), Sonda Amyett (Aaron), Miriam Perkins (Lynn Dale) and Celia Smith; brother Don Smith; sister Flora Mae Walker; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.ellisvillefuneralhome.com.