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BWS Chamber of Commerce Pres. Sherry Gamble Smith found dead at Bixby home

Sherry Gamble Smith
Posted at 3:09 PM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 16:08:33-04

BIXBY, Okla. — Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Sherry Gamble Smith and her husband Martin Everett Smith are dead after an incident at their Bixby home on Wednesday morning.

Bixby police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating what happened. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce President Freeman Culver confirmed Smith's death. Smith has been the president and CEO of the Black Wall Street Chamber since it was created in
2018.

Bixby police initially said the deaths were 'domestic in nature' and released further information nearly a week after their deaths. Police said they responded the home after a 911 call reporting gunshots on the morning of July 6th. They found Sherry dead and Martin wounded, he later died at the hospital. Both had gunshot wounds.

The medical examiner's report and crime lab findings are still pending. The murder weapon and evidence was taken from the scene.

The couple's children are now with family members.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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