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Jewel Lee Smart

Jewel Lee Smart, longtime Okmulgee resident, passed away Monday, December 17, 2007 in Okmulgee at the age of 72. He was born January 22, 1935 in Celestine, Oklahoma to Chris R. and Flodie (Young) Smart. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion. He was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Lions Club for many years. He worked for T.H. Rogers Lumber Company for 35 years, retiring from the Okmulgee store in 1993. He loved fishing and for many years spent Thanksgiving Week in the mountains with family and friends camping and deer hunting. Preceding Jewel in death were his parents, wife of 26 years and mother of his three children, Margaret, a brother, and a sister. He married Cora Brown in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Cora, of the home, a son, Jewel Smart, Jr. and wife Nancy, a daughter, Bernice Kennedy and husband Don and a daughter, Norma Smart, two sister-in-laws, Nellie Smart and Jean Wright, two step-sons, Rick Brown and wife Karolin and Gerald Brown and wife Pat, six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a special friend Kathy Vining and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the Calvary Baptist Church with Reverend Lawrence Matlock officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Floyd Largent, Kevin Copeland, Robert Waits, Bill Cowell, Arlan Smith, Darrell Wright. Friends may visit the funeral home from 1-8 P.M. on Wednesday and on Thursday morning. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Online condolences may be sent at