Thomas R. “Tommy” Smith, age 93 of Red Oak, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was born in August of 1926 to the late Thomas Lewis and Teelie Mae (Earles) Smith in Fort Worth, Texas. Tommy served in the US Navy as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class. After his service to our Country, he met and married the love of his love, Dorothy Louise Hetzler on June 1, 1947 in Waxahachie, Texas. They later moved to Lancaster, Texas where they started and raised their family. Tommy utilized his naval machinist’s experience and worked as a trailer mechanic for FFE Transportation before his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors and being in his garden and loved to draw and paint. He was a lifetime member of the Tannehill Masonic Lodge #52 in Dallas, Texas and member of Lonestar Cowboy Church in Red Oak, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy and daughter Geraldine M. Epperson.
He is survived by his sons: Skeeter and wife Trina Smith of Red Oak, Jim and wife Kelly Smith of Red Oak and Carl and wife Carrie Smith of Red Oak; numerous grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren; sister Doris Chiles of Waxahachie; as well as nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
There will be an open visitation at Green Funeral Home in Ferris, Texas on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 9 AM – 5PM for those who wish to pay final respects, not to exceed 10 persons at a time.
The family will hold a private funeral service with burial to follow at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Tommy’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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