Smith, Wilma Jean

Wilma Jean Smith

March 13, 1930 - January 10, 2021

Wilma Jean (Frair) Smith of Allen, Texas passed away on January 10, 2021 at age of 90. She was born on March 13, 1930 to John Craig Frair and Lola Frances (Pigg) in McKinney, Texas. Wilma married Wylie J.C. Smith, Jr. on February 8, 1947.

Wilma is survived by her son, John C. Smith and wife, Michel of Casa Grande, Arizona; daughter, Suzanne Smith Brooks and husband, H.C. of Tom Bean, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wylie J.C. Smith, Jr; son, Thomas Frair Smith and 3 sisters.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Ridgeview Memorial Park Pavilion, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, the following are Ridgeview Memorial Parks guidelines. All are invited to attend the Graveside Service, maintaining social distancing or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

The graveside service will also be video recorded and will be available following the graveside service at on Wilma’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:

Wilma was one of the founding members of the Allen Library in Allen, Texas; the family is asking that memorial donations be made to the Allen Library Endowment Fund in her memory, 300 North Allen Drive, Allen, Texas 75002.

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Sorry that I was unable to attend Wilma`s service. She was a dear friend even though I could not visit with her in her latter years. My deepest sympathy to each member of her family. God bless you. Wanda L. Webb, January 15, 2021 We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for comfort for you and your family. God bless you, The Limon family, Phillips family and Ruth Miller Mike and Debby Limon, January 14, 2021 I got to know and love Wilma during her years with us at Parkview in Allen. She was a true Southern lady, quiet and gracious, a good listener and conversationalist, especially about books, and loved by all who knew her. She was a vital part of our book club and enjoyed our "Library Lunch Brunch" outings and the opportunities to visit her beloved Allen Public Library. Because of her tremendous work and contribution to establish the library, she was a bit of a celebrity here. I've attached a picture of Wilma contributing to one of our book club meeting. You can see how animated she was when discussing something she was passionate about. How lucky were we to have such a gem in our community book club - in our community! We had many a wonderful conversation about books and I will miss that. I will miss her. My deepest sympathies to her family, Libba Byrne Resident Experience Specialist Parkview in Allen
Libba Byrne, January 13, 2021
Sweet friend, we enjoyed so many dinners and Thanksgivings! You were always such a sweet and gracious lady! God bless you and may you rest in Gods loving arms! ! Till we all meet again, we will always love you Wilma! Dewayne and Glenna Cogburn, January 12, 2021 Suzanne, so sorry to learn of your Moms passing. Praying for comfort & peace for you & your family. Dons Henderson Bewley, January 11, 2021