Neel Thomas Smith
August 26, 1947 – March 23, 2019
Neel Thomas Smith, age 71 of Arlington, passed away on March 23, 2019 at Medical City of Arlington surrounded by family. He was born on August 26, 1947 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of E.L. Smith and Artie Maxine Neel Smith.
Neel loved deeply. He loved his wife and children and large extended family. He loved music, listening to it as well as playing it with his friends. He was one mean harmonica player. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and boating. He was happiest when all those things merged together at the same time in his life.
Neel proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Before and after his time in the service, he worked with his father in the family plumbing business. Neel was a jack-of-all-trades and his skills were carried on to pipefitting as well as cattle ranching. Neel is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anne; sons Michael Smith and wife Chantel, Terry Smith and wife Crystal Elerson, Christian Smith and wife Suzy; daughter Amy Hite; grandchildren Hudson, Morgan, Maggie, Pryce, Seeley, Trypp, Justice, Kylie, and Fallon; siblings Cynthia Cloud and husband Tommy, Carmen Mann, Kim Smith, Pam Strother and husband Keith, Teresa Brittian, and Donna Keller, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Neel was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Rodney and David, and sister Betty Bransom.
A celebration of Neel’s life will be held at 2PM on Friday, March 29th at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington.
- Memorial Service Friday, March 29, 2019
Neel Thomas Smith
Caren Horton (Day )
March 29, 2019
This is my Uncle Neel ,
I was so blessed to have had a uncle like Neel ,he was alway so quite i use to love listening to him play his guitar and sing .i aways thought he was cool i think he put my first pair of ear rings in my ears held ice on the lobes , im going to miss. You uncle Neel i love you so much tell everyone hi for me ok .
Laura and Jeff Perkins
March 28, 2019
Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. I will never forget when Neel and Jeff met. They hit it right off because Neel never met a stranger. He was so kind and FUNNY!
He will be missed.