Jack Dempsey Smith, 81

Jack Dempsey Smith, 81, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016.
He was born March 17, 1935 in Heard County, GA. Jack had lived in
Jacksonville for the past 53 years, was a veteran and served in the U.S.
Army, was a member of Oasis Baptist church and loved fishing. He was
predeceased by his mother, Pauline Smith; daughters, Rebecca Lynn Morris
and Beverly Dale Smith. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary; son,
Jeffery Smith; daughters, Pam Cribbs (Ronnie), Cathy Mullis (Charles),
Misty Turner (Bryan); 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; numerous
other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March
23 at 12pm in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road,
32218, with Rev. Charles Mullis and Rev. Charles Mullis, Jr. officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow in Jacksonville National
Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday beginning at 11am
at the funeral home. 714-1110. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
Community Hospice of N.E. FL-Jane & Bill Warner Center for Caring in
Fernandina Beach, FL.