Mrs. Jack (Jewel) Smithhart, 94, of San Saba, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2009 in San Saba, TX. She was born May 26, 1915, the daughter of William and Ethel Higginbotham. Jewel Higginbotham and Jack Thaxton Smithhart were married on December 18, 1931. He preceeded her in death on October 16, 1990. She worked at San Saba Nursing Home as a Cook and Dietician. She attended the Parkview Baptist Church.
Jewel is survived by her son, J.T. Smithhart and his wife, Shirley of San Saba; her grandchildren, Glenda Clausen and her husband, Byron of Arlington; Sharon Gunter and her husband, Ronnie of Arlington; Carol Smithhart of Arlington; and Doug Smithhart and his wife, Kathy of Azle; her great-grandchildren, Kandi Pound and her husband, Brian Krystal Yamada; Kelsey Dunlap and her husband,Greg; Kegan Clausen; Clay Gunter and his wife, Charity; Matt Gunter; Scott Smithhart; and Lauren Smithhart; her great-great-grandchildren, Cate Gunter; Kylan, Seth & Skylar Dunlap; and Kaylie Yamada; her brother, Bill Higginbotham and his wife, Jane of Arlington; her sisters, Grace Sanderson and her husband, Mac of San Saba; Pat Paris and her husband, Jay of Axtell; and Mary Spinks and her husband, Pete of Waco; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jewel is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers: Bobby, Warren, Bud, & Johnny Earl Higginbotham; three sisters: Mildred Sims, Flora Lee Endsley and Daisy Lee Higginbotham.
Services were held Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Howell-Doran Funeral home with Rev. Bruce Craig officiating.
The family received friends at the Howell-Doran Funeral Home on Monday, September 28th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The family requests that memorials be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Funeral Services under the direction of Howell-Doran Funeral Home.