Carlene Smith, 78, of Midwest City passed away Monday, February 10, 2020.
Jessie Carlene West was born August 2, 1941 in Wayne, Oklahoma, the youngest of 9 children born to James Floyd West and Winnie (Wyatt) West. She was raised in Wayne and attended Wayne Schools, graduating with the Bulldog Class of 1959. In September of that same year, Carlene followed her heart and married her best friend and life partner, Marvin Hiram Smith. They made their home in Midwest City where together they raised two children, daughter Linda and son Wendell.
Carlene worked as a shuttle bus driver at Tinker Air Base for many years, until a disability forced her to retire. When she wasn’t working, you could find Carlene at the local bowling alley. She was a skilled bowler and bowled in several leagues throughout the years. Carlene was crafty; she enjoyed sewing and ceramics, knitting and needlework and she shared her many talents with her family and friends.
She loved her fur babies, all Chihuahuas, and Lil Bit, Stinker, Sissy, Droopy and Peppers will miss her terribly. Carlene was a woman of great faith and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and good friend to many. She will be dearly missed!
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Smith; her parents, Floyd and Winnie West; four sisters, Lurene Boydston, Pauline Pope, Irene Bufford and Christine Hendricks; and four brothers, Athen, Theron, Norman and Ermon West.
Carlene is survived by her daughter, Linda Lerma of Midwest City; her son, Wendell Smith and wife Jennifer of Allen; two grandchildren, Emily Rose Smith and Nathan Todd Smith, both of Allen; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 14 th , at the Primitive Baptist Church southwest of Purcell. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home, Purcell.