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Russell David Smith

June 12, 1964 — June 24, 2024

Gulfport

Russell “Rusty” Smith, 60, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024 in Gulfport. 

He enjoyed fishing and loved to cook and grill with his boys and spend time with family. He loved to attend church and fellowship with the saints.

Rusty is preceded in death by his mother, Linda James Cooley; his stepdad, Buddy Cooley and a sister, Tammy Smith.

Survivors include his spouse of thirty-one years, Juanita Smith; a son, Russ Smith; daughter, Tiffany Clolinger (Michael); sister, Debbie Chandler (Rick) and his dad, David Smith, both of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers Randy Smith (Teresa) of Owensboro, KY and Billy Cooley (Michelle) of Pascagoula, MS; sister-in-law, Krystal Walker; grandchildren, Michael, Mason, Maddox and Maverick Clolinger; along with many nieces and nephews. 

Many thanks to all the saints of First Pentecostal Church of Orange Grove and Christopher Lofton for all of their prayers and support.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 2024 at First Pentecostal Church of Orange Grove from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Finley Cemetery, Gulfport, MS.

Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, O’Neal Road, Gulfport, is honored to serve the family of Rusty Smith.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 27, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

First Pentecostal Church of Orange Grove

11317 Old Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

First Pentecostal Church of Orange Grove

11317 Old Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Interment

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

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