RINGGOLD Rev. John Jerry Smith, 75, passed away Wednesday June 12, 2013.A native of Brookhaven, Miss. he has resided in the Ringgold area for the past year. Brother Jerry was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Ringgold, and was a graduate of Clark College in Newton, Miss. where he earned his associate of arts degree. He served as a Minister of Music for 57 years at different churches in Mississippi, was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, member of the Mississippi Singing Churchmen Choir and the Senior Citizens of Brookhaven Choral Choir.He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley and Edith Allgood Smith.Brother Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Peggie Mae Patt Smith, of Ringgold; two daughters, Felicia Smith Parker (Paul), of Ringgold, and Darleen Runnels (Keith), of Chattanooga.; brother, Sammy Lee Smith, of Brookhaven, Miss.; three grandchildren, Tyler Runnels (Erin), of Chattanooga, Brett Runnels, of Chattanooga and Adam Parker (Kimberly), of Laurel, Miss.; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Rob Borders officiating.Interment will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday until funeral time at the funeral home.An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.