Thomas Horton Smith
October 13, 1934 – May 16, 2019
Thomas Horton Smith of Athens, Alabama passed away peacefully May 16, 2019, at the age of 84. He was born October 13, 1934 in Lexington, Alabama to Horton and Alene Smith.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Lexington High School and Florence State College. Mr. Smith retired after a distinguished career of over 30 years with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In his retirement, Mr. Smith enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. He was also an avid golfer, reader and loved being with his family.
Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his father Horton, his Mother Alene, his brothers Richard Smith, Edward Smith and James P. Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Martha Alexander Smith; his daughter, Anne Smith Sherrod (Peyton); grandchildren Alexander Kyle Sherrod (Coley) and Callan Elizabeth Sherrod; and two sisters Martha Jean Smith Barnett and Joan Smith Jones.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, at 3:00p.m., at Athens First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Athens First United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.