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Memorial for Virgel Smith, III

Born in Galveston, Texas on Jan. 29, 1941
Departed on Jul. 28, 2012 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
12 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
10:00 am
Cemetery: Rising Star Cemetery
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Virgel Smith III, 71, received his reward of eternal rest on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Seton Medical Center, in Austin, Texas.

Virgel was born January 29, 1941, at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas to the union of Eurthea Joiner and Virgel Smith. He attended public school in the Galveston area and later graduated high school at Lincoln High School in La Marque, Texas: a proud member of the class of 1959.

Virgel was an outstanding football player during his high school years and an avid, lifelong sports van, venturing last summer to see the Dallas Cowboys facility in Arlington, Texas.

Virgel was a retired officer and member of the Longshoreman ILA Local #1504 in Galveston, Texas.

Virgel was a former member of the Bell Zion Church in LaMarque, Texas and First Union Baptist Church in Galveston where his father-in-law, Rev. J.A. Wrenn, was pastor.

Virgel was an active member of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He attended often and served faithfully in the Senior Ministry. Virgel was a true praying man.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and grandson Virgel James "Cudda" Stoker.

Left with cherished memories are his wife, Elizabeth Wrenn Smith of Texas City; children, Janiece Smith Manning (Rev. Steve), Virgel IV, Jacqueline and Jennifer Smith; Grandchildren Matthew and Denise Manning, Rev. Marrquell, Tarrance and Me'Nike Jones; Great Grandchild Addison Lynn Stoker; sisters Betty Robertson,(A.C.), Esther Smith, Geraldine Carter (Rev. Lawrence), and Brenda Smith; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  

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