Hursey C. Smith, 87, of Vidor died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park also in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Hursey was born on Oct. 09, 1921 in Arm, Miss. to Lonnie and Maude Smith. Hursey retired from Mobile Oil after 31 years as an operator and served his country in the US Army during World War II. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church.  

Hursey is survived by his wife, Gabrella Smith of Vidor; sons, Kendall Smith and his wife, Lucy of Vidor, Michael Smith and his wife, Nancy of Nacogdoches; daughters, JoAnn Burks of Orange and Marsha Smith of Vidor; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.