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Paul Smith

Posted by GCI Weekly Update on March 22, 2017 under Prayer & Updates | 6 Comments to Read

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Paul Brice Smith, Assistant Pastor of GCI’s congregation in Big Sandy, Texas.

Born in 1927, Paul enrolled in Ambassador College in 1949, and married Freia A. Friddle in 1954 (they would have celebrated 63 years of marriage next month). Paul taught for many years at Imperial School in Big Sandy, and public school in Gilmer, Texas. He also worked for a time in WCG’s Pasadena radio studio.

A long-time elder in WCG/GCI, Paul served for the last several years as Assistant Pastor in the Big Sandy, TX, congregation where he was also a member of the Church Board and a leader and mentor to the Silver Ambassadors group. For many years, Paul and Freia had a special ministry to the senior citizens of the church.

Paul is survived by his wife Freia, three children and four grandchildren.

Paul and Freia on their wedding day.

Cards and letters may be sent to:

Mrs. Freia A. Smith
PO Box 295
Big Sandy, TX 75755-0295



A message from Jim Friddle about Paul Smith:
The Memorial Service will be conducted on April 29th at 10:30 AM in Big Sandy . I hope to attend the Service with my son, Steve.
I want to give more information about Paul Brice Smith’s life!!! He was baptized and attended Ambassador College in 1949. Dr. Herman Hoeh officiated Paul's marriage to Freia Friddle in Dr. Lisman’s home on April 19,1954 which later became HWA’s home on campus. Paul graduated from Ambassador College with the Class of 1954.
Norman and Charlene Smith are the only graduates of that class still alive. Paul was ordained October 1, 1979 as the assistant pastor in the GCI Church in Big Sandy, Texas.
The families of Paul and Freia will be present at Paul’s memorial services in Big Sandy, Texas: Paul's nephew, Mike Feazell, and Freia ' s Friddle and Blackwell families.


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