Debbie Ann Benton Smith
ODESSA — Debbie Ann Benton Smith, age 44, a lifetime
Odessa resident, passed away after a lengthy illness at
Medical Center Hospital on Dec. 31, 2001.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at
Sunset Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial
Debbie was born July 22, 1957, in Abilene. She came to
Odessa when she was only a year old. She was a 1974
graduate of Permian High School. She worked as a pharmacy
tech for Clinic Pharmacy. Debbie loved and enjoyed life.
Debbie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence
L. “Red” Shults and Nancy Shults, who had raised her as their
Survivors include her husband of over nine years, Johnny M.
Smith, Jr. of Odessa; stepson, Kenneth Wayne Smith and his
wife Deana of Bracken; step daughter Jennifer Lynn Whitmore
and her son Hunter Nathaniel Whitmore of New Braunfels;
mother-in-law, Wanda Smith of Odessa; a brother, Billy Roy
Dickerson of Corpus Christi and her mother, Alene Jones and
husband Curtis of Andrews.
Services are under the care of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.