James “Jimmy” Everette Smart, 73, died on July 17, 2023 surrounded by his family at Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on January 23, 1950 to parents Redman and Celia Smart of Utopia.
He is preceded in death by his parents, older brother W.A. Smart of Sabinal and best friend and work buddy Daniel Landeros of Knippa.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Barbara Smart of Sabinal, sons Jimmy Smart and Clint Smart and wife, April, both of Pearsall, Christopher Yeschke and wife, Valerie, of Leakey and Curtis Yeschke of Sabinal, grandchildren Liberty Yeschke of Leakey, Makayla Smart of Pearsall, Caleb Yeschke of Leakey, Walter Smart, Holly Smart and Syra Smart, all of Pearsall.
Raised by his parents alongside his brother W.A., Jimmy called the area around Utopia his stomping grounds.
Jimmy had two sons, Jimmy Jr. and Clint Smart of Pearsall. His family quickly grew to a family with four sons when he became dad to Chris and Curtis Yeschke, whom he considered as his own when he started a new chapter of his life by marrying his wife of over 36 years, Barbara.
Jimmy was a “Cowboy” in many aspects of his life and was quite resourceful and mechanically inclined. If he could not fix something with bailing wire, duct tape, or PB Blaster, it really didn’t need to be fixed. Jimmy was also very proud of his service in the US Army.
Honorary Pallbearers are George Driskill, John Driskill, Johnny Smart and Jacob Smart, all of Sabinal, Micheal Smart of Castroville, Steve Corralls of Pearsall and the late Daniel Landeros of Knippa.
Memorial services were held Monday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to an EMS of choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Sabinal.