Israel was preceded in death by his parents, Israel Smith Sr. and Judy Mae Smith, grandson An’Jure Ford, nephew Denevious Thomas and niece Rheya Sisroe.
Punkin was a loving, family-oriented man, always supporting and providing for his family and giving to those in need. One of Israel’s favorite ways to show his love for his family was through his love for grilling, his sense of humor and laughter. His family will remember and miss his grilling with its “special seasoning and sauce”.
Israel leaves his legacy and memories to his: Daughter, Contessa Smith, Son, Demetric Smith, Granddaughters Ashlin Smith, Ariana Ford and Jaliyah Smith, Uncle, Kenneth Dentson, Sisters, Gloria Jean Johnson, Louventer Dashiell, Marva Thomas, Sharon Gordon (Eric) and Renee Sisroe, Brothers, Luke Dentson and Timothy Smith, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Special thank you to the Sherwood Elementary School Staff and Students, Dr. Simmons-Principal, Mrs. Lee, Coach Wallace, Dougherty County School System Staff, Atty. Johnnie Graham, Bishop McArthur Rouse and Grace Emmanuel Arc of the Covenant Worship Center and Pastor Rod Carter and First Monumental Faith Ministries.