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Terry Gene Smith

October 24, 1958 - January 1, 2024
Racine, WI



Saturday, January 20, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
Second Missionary Baptist Church
1250 Lathrop Ave
Racine, WI 53405


Saturday, January 20, 2024
11:00 AM CST
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Second Misssionary Baptist Church
1250 Lathrop Ave.
Racine, WI 53405

Life Story / Obituary


Terry Gene Smith passed away on January 1, 2024, at Ascension Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin. Terry was born on October 24, 1958, to the union of Amos and Opaline Smith in Racine, Wisconsin. He was born 19 minutes after his twin brother, Jerry Dean Smith. The twins were named by their mother’s cousin, Althea Reams. Their mother, Opaline Smith, was a charter member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Racine, Wisconsin. His parents encouraged the twins to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at an early age. Both the twins attended Washington Park High School in Racine, Wisconsin.

Terry was employed at Styberg Engineering with his father, Amos Smith. Terry developed a strong relationship with Bishop Lawrence L. Kirby at St. Paul Baptist Church in Racine, Wisconsin. He was active member of the church, working as a videographer and attended the bible study classes. Terry also studied and fellowshipped with Little Macedonia Church in Racine, Wisconsin. He had a strong long-time friendship with Butch. They attended Second Missionary Baptist Church along with their mothers, Opaline Smith and Mary Weatherspoon. Vernnia Wright was called to be a pastor in Fargo, North Dakota. Terry joined Vernnia in Fargo, North Dakota to help him with the ministry. Terry was ordained as a Minister in Fargo, North Dakota. Shortly after he was ordained, his mother, Opaline Smith, became ill. Terry returned to Racine, Wisconsin to care for his mother.

While caring for his mother, he became friends with Jackie Lena Taylor and her daughter, Lena Taylor and Bishop Sedgwick Daniels. They help Terry cope with his mother’s illness. After the passing of his mother, Terry moved to Tennessee for a new beginning. While in Tennessee he met his wife of over twenty plus years, Charlotte Allen. He returned to Milwaukee to study under the leadership of Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

Terry leaves to cherish his memory of one son, Terrence Smith, two granddaughters, Maykaylee, and Asia Smith. He also leaves to cherish the memory of his wife, Charlotte Allen of twenty years; two stepdaughters, Mary Gibson (Keef) Marsha, Twitty (Rob) Stepson, Xavier Williams of Dyersburg, Tennessee; three sisters-in-laws, Percilla Anthony, Linda (Noble) Johnson of Dyer, Tennessee, and Arreda Allen of Jackson, Tennessee; one brother-in-law, Mack Allen, Jr. of Maury City, Tennessee; four brothers, Fred Hicks, Charles (Glorious) Hicks, Jerry (Margret) Smith, Allen (Willona) Smith all of Racine, Wisconsin; two sisters, Hattie (Willie) Campbell of Gates, Tennessee and Ducy Howard of New Albany, Mississippi.

Terry Gene Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Opaline Smith; one sister, Anna Marie Smith, and one sister-in-law, Bobbie Hicks.

Services will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1250 Lathrop Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin with Dr. Daryn David Crenshaw officiating. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service 10-11 am