In Memory of




Obituary for Jerry "Smoochy" Smith

Jerry Lee "Smoochy" Smith, 82, passed away September 6, 2022. "Smoochy" was an author, singer, piano player and entertainer. He played for Carl Perkins in 1955; was a staff piano player at Sun Studio in 1957, 1958 and 1959; recorded the first million selling record for Stax Recording Co. that he was co-writer on with the Mar-Keys in 1961; and he traveled the world playing for many groups over the years with The Sun Rhythm Section and Sonny Burgess. He is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Smith; daughters, Deborah Wiseman, Tracie Hill and Christy Marcrum; sons, Jerry Lynn Smith, Terry Smith and Phillip Smith; sister, Sandra Keller; brother, James Smith; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday (Sep 9) at the Millington Chapel from 10am until the service at 11:00am. Interment to follow in Memorial Gardens in BArtlett, TN.
Munford Funeral Home
Millington Chapel
(901) 873-0123