Tyler, Tx — Funeral services for Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Jalen Smith will begin with a family only viewing at Jackson Heights VFD Station #2 located at 19823 Hwy 31 East, Tyler, TX from 12-1 p.m. on Friday December 7, 2012 and the public visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. A candle light vigil will begin later after the visitation at Jackson Heights VFD Station #2 at 6:00 p.m.
A traditional firefighter funeral service for Firefighter Jalen Smith will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 with public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the official services will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Green Acres Baptist Church “Chapel” located at 1607 Troup Highway, Tyler, TX.
The procession will follow to gravesite at Asbury Cemetery located at 19190 FM 2089, Overton, TX.
A memorial fund has been established in behalf of Firefighter Jalen Smith at Austin Bank. Donations can be made at any Austin Bank location. The account is set us as: Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department Benefit Account for Jalen Smith.
We are expecting a very large funeral procession with numerous firefighting apparatus and emergency vehicles involved. We wish to advise the public to expect delays along the procession route as we move from Green Acres Baptist Church on the Troup Highway in Tyler and proceed out 5th Street/ Hwy 64 East through Chapel Hill and the Arp area to the gravesite ceremony to honor Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Jalen Smith on Saturday around 2:30-3:00 p.m.