Twylia Smith Bohannan

Obituaries in Sherman, TX | The Herald Democrat
Obituaries in Sherman, TX | The Herald Democrat
Fisher Funeral Home, Denison

Twylia Smith Bohannan

Twylia Smith Bohannan went to the loving arms of her Savior on January 7, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Twylia was born June 12, 1938, in Kemp, OK. Her parents were Albert "Ab" Porter Waitman and Willie Marie Washer. She attended Kemp High School and graduated in 1956. Twylia played basketball for the Kemp Tigers and had many fond memories of her classmates. She looked forward to the annual school reunion and catching up with friends. As one of seven children, there was never a dull moment!

On August 13th of 1956 she married Raymond "Earl" Smith. After living in various parts of the Southwest, they moved back to Kemp. She retired from Boise Cascade. They were happily married until his passing in 2008.

Twylia reconnected with longtime family friend, Donald Bohannan, in 2010. They married on June 12, 2010. Donald loved and adored Twylia until the day she was welcomed to her home in Heaven. They were blessed with over 10 years of good times together.

If you knew Twylia, you knew she loved George Jones concerts, traveling, watching grandkids' ball games and performances, and traveling. She was a sweet Mama and Nana that will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Smith, daughter Cheryl Jan, grandson Kolton Ray Stubbs, her mother and father, sister Betty Lou Flavin, and brother R.C. Waitman.

She is survived by husband Donald Bohannan of Denison, TX, daughter Vickie and son-in-law Rickey Mitchell of Kemp, OK, and daughter Kristi and son-in-law Kyle Stubbs of Colbert, OK. She was also blessed with wonderful "bonus" children, daughter Rhonda and son-in-law Mark Austin from Royce City, TX, , son Rodney and daughter-in-law Kate Bohannan of Colbert, OK, and son Dion and daughter-in-law Tammy Bohannan of Allen, TX.

Her grandchildren are Ryan Erick (Crystal) Mitchell, Mark (Savanna) Mitchell, Kylie Stubbs, Kolby Stubbs, Monica, Jamie, Carah, John, Zach, Matthew, Devon, Emily, Christina Bohannan, Jared Austin, and Lindsay (Gary) Duncan.

Great-grandchildren are Preslie, Brantley, Brielle, Brynlee, Rowan, Hayden, Hadley, and Charlie.

She is also survived by sisters Mary Kuneman and Wanda Cooper, brothers Sam (Nancy) and Robert Waitman, all of Kemp, OK, sister-in-law Edna Morrison of Grand Junction, CO, and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Funeral service for Twylia will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Kemp Baptist Church with Pastor Roger Speers officiating. Interment will follow in Kemp Cemetery. Family and friends will gather to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home.

Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.

Posted online on January 11, 2022

Published in Sherman Herald Democrat

Obituaries in Sherman, TX | The Herald Democrat
Obituaries in Sherman, TX | The Herald Democrat

Twylia Smith Bohannan

Fisher Funeral Home, Denison

Twylia Smith Bohannan

Twylia Smith Bohannan went to the loving arms of her Savior on January 7, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Twylia was born June 12, 1938, in Kemp, OK. Her parents were Albert "Ab" Porter Waitman and Willie Marie Washer. She attended Kemp High School and graduated in 1956. Twylia played basketball for the Kemp Tigers and had many fond memories of her classmates. She looked forward to the annual school reunion and catching up with friends. As one of seven children, there was never a dull moment!

On August 13th of 1956 she married Raymond "Earl" Smith. After living in various parts of the Southwest, they moved back to Kemp. She retired from Boise Cascade. They were happily married until his passing in 2008.

Twylia reconnected with longtime family friend, Donald Bohannan, in 2010. They married on June 12, 2010. Donald loved and adored Twylia until the day she was welcomed to her home in Heaven. They were blessed with over 10 years of good times together.

If you knew Twylia, you knew she loved George Jones concerts, traveling, watching grandkids' ball games and performances, and traveling. She was a sweet Mama and Nana that will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Smith, daughter Cheryl Jan, grandson Kolton Ray Stubbs, her mother and father, sister Betty Lou Flavin, and brother R.C. Waitman.

She is survived by husband Donald Bohannan of Denison, TX, daughter Vickie and son-in-law Rickey Mitchell of Kemp, OK, and daughter Kristi and son-in-law Kyle Stubbs of Colbert, OK. She was also blessed with wonderful "bonus" children, daughter Rhonda and son-in-law Mark Austin from Royce City, TX, , son Rodney and daughter-in-law Kate Bohannan of Colbert, OK, and son Dion and daughter-in-law Tammy Bohannan of Allen, TX.

Her grandchildren are Ryan Erick (Crystal) Mitchell, Mark (Savanna) Mitchell, Kylie Stubbs, Kolby Stubbs, Monica, Jamie, Carah, John, Zach, Matthew, Devon, Emily, Christina Bohannan, Jared Austin, and Lindsay (Gary) Duncan.

Great-grandchildren are Preslie, Brantley, Brielle, Brynlee, Rowan, Hayden, Hadley, and Charlie.

She is also survived by sisters Mary Kuneman and Wanda Cooper, brothers Sam (Nancy) and Robert Waitman, all of Kemp, OK, sister-in-law Edna Morrison of Grand Junction, CO, and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Funeral service for Twylia will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Kemp Baptist Church with Pastor Roger Speers officiating. Interment will follow in Kemp Cemetery. Family and friends will gather to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home.

Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.

Posted online on January 11, 2022

Published in Sherman Herald Democrat