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Paul Jack Smith

Graveside services for Paul Jack Smith, aka Cowboy Jack, 84, of Point, were held November 22 at Donelton Cemetery. Pastor Benny Chaffin officiated.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Carter, James Craven, Robert Craven, Kristopher Alsobrook, Joe White and Robert Cole.
Mr. Smith died peacefully at his home, in Point, on November 19, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1935, in Rowlett to Robert Edward and Emma Lou Grandstaff Smith. He grew up in and around Rowlett and Garland, and was the next-to-oldest of seven brothers and sisters.
He was a welder by trade but was truly known as a “Jack of all trades,” with his favorite career being that of a ranch hand when he was young. He also worked at the cotton gin in Garland and at the icehouse. At a young age, he loved playing his guitar, singing with his brother, and breaking horses. He also loved the rodeo, especially the bull riding, which he dabbled in occasionally. He loved country music and dancing and was known to sweep the ladies from age 9-90 right off their feet. Most recently, he enjoyed his time caring for his sheep and going out to eat with his children.
Mr. Smith is survived by sisters, Emma Jean Brown and husband Herman of Chandler, and Elizabeth Smith and husband James of Garland; daughters, Paula Dailey and husband David of Wills Point, and Jackie Beesley and husband Steve of Wills Point; son, Wylie Doyle Cody and wife Beverly of Mineola; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Edward Smith and Charlie Ray Smith; two sisters, Sarah Jane Hunt and Lola Florence Dennis; son, Walley Ray Smith; daughter, Stephanie Marie Alsobrook; and a grandson, Jason Langley.
Arrangements were under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Lone Oak.