Smitty was born in McKee, Ky. to the late Lee and Geneva Smith.
He graduated from Oneida Baptist Institute and served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960 on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga.
He married Brenda Kay Bertram in 1966 and they celebrated their 50 year anniversary in May of this year.
He is survived by his wife—Brenda B. Smith of Bullard; son—Lee and Lori Smith of Parkland, Fla. and children—Kaylee and Dalton Baker and Karlee Smith; daughters—Teresa and Nate Graybill of Dallas and children—Caleb, Haven, Eden and Zion, Kathy and Todd Overton of Buffalo and children—Kasey and Bootz.
He is also survived by brothers—Harold and Yoriko Smith, Jim and Janet Smith, and Cecil and Bobbie Smith; and sisters—Grace and Richard DeBell, Ginnie and Frank McNamee, and Katie and David Matson.
He was preceded in death by his brothers—Theowill Smith and Lee Smith, Jr.; and sister—Margie Bowman.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Whitehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation or Mount Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund.
Published on October 11, 2016