Harrison "Buddy" Homer Smith Jr.

May 29, 1944June 10, 2018

Harrison "Buddy" Homer Smith, Jr. died peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas.

His funeral service will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 am at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76012 with a visitation an hour prior to the funeral service.

Harrison was born in Evanston, Illinois on May 29, 1944 to Masell E. Ward and Frank Zappa. A high school graduate, and with his guitar in his possession, Harrison went on to entertain others as a living. In 1980, he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Ayres and they became inseparable. Everyone knew Harrison as a wonderful and loving person who enjoyed nothing more than a good jam session playing some blues, country, and top 40 songs.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ayres of 37 years, daughter Donna Ferraro, sister Jackie Zabelka and husband Victor, son Daniel Ayres and wife Tammy, daughter Tracy Covarrubias, 6 grandkids, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.


  • Funeral Service Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, June 18, 2018

Harrison "Buddy" Homer Smith Jr.

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Robert Millsaps

June 22, 2018

Dear Uncle Buddy,
I know that heaven has opened one of its doors for you; I remember as a child having family barbeques and we shared the love of music.
The music is what moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty (Official Music Video)
Love Always,
Robert Millsaps

mary and bobby reed

June 16, 2018

our sincere sympathy to Mary and family, our memories with Mary and Buddy we will treasure

Jackie Zabelka

June 14, 2018

Dear Family, I'm sorry because of health reasons I am unable to attend the services. I know they will be beautiful. Dear brother I will miss you terribly but know you are hugging, kissing and singing praises with the family in Heaven. Kiss them for me. Mary, Tracy, Danny thank you for taking such good care of him. He loved you all deeply. LaDonna praise God you got to see him even though a short time. Remember the good times and don't ever forget how much he loved you! God bless you all. Jackie