Emile Smith

June 20, 1938January 12, 2013
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Emile "Smitty" Smith, 74, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 20, 1938, in Crowley Louisiana. Smitty moved to Baytown, at the age of 18. He worked for Goose Creek ISD for 30 years. He was a member of the Baytown Area Rock and Mineral Club and past president. He was a member of the Goose Creek Lodge 1192, a Baytown Shriner and a Houston Scottish Rite, and a Past Master Mason, a member of a bowling league. He enjoyed being outside working in his garden and going fishing. He traveled to many states looking for rocks, this was his passion. He was very well known for his work with rocks. He also loved traveling to watch his granddaughter Leah play softball. He was preceded in death by his parents Neil & Doris Smith, sisters Beverly Edelman & Peggy Parsons, brothers Ebert & Leon Smith, stepdaughter Nelda Boodell Brahm, step granddaughter Debbie Hale Foster, step great-grandson Joshua Michael Benson. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Zella, sister Mollie Schexnider & husband Butch of Crowley La, brothers Tim Smith & wife Sue of Ashland, VA, & Tom Smith & wife Sandy of Hutchinson, Ks. Stepsons Albert Butch Boodell & wife Glenda of Mont Belvieu TX, Ronnie Boodell & wife Cathy, Troy Boodell & wife Shelia of Baytown, TX , stepdaughters Zena Boodell Hale & husband Delbert of Mont Belvieu TX, Diana Boodell Frankeny & husband Richard of Cedar Park, TX, Helen Boodell Naismith & husband David, Sandra Boodell Garcia & husband Robert of Baytown, TX, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A special thank you to Faith Community Hospice for all of their loving care a support. Visitation will be held on Tuesday January 15, 2013, at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8: 00 pm, for family and friends. Services will be Wednesday, at 2:00 pm, at Earthman’s Funeral Home, with Pastor Danny Biddy officiating. Pallbearers will be Brian & Spence Naismith, Chad & Brad Trousdale, Kenny Boodell, and Troy Jason Boodell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Frankeny, Scott Hale and Brady Boodell, Mike Kingston, Steve McCaleb, and Ron Talhelm. He will be laid to rest at Memory Gardens in Baytown Texas.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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David Oyler

January 18, 2013

Zella, Smitty was the best neighbor I could ever want to have, live next to for the last 18 years and also was a great friend. When ever I wanted to talk he never turned me away. He took my son on a week long trip with Leah to hunt rooks across multible states and we still have those rocks. I will never forget those visits and hes going to be hard to forget. I will keep in touch with you and God Bless you and your very large and nice family. David/Penny Oyler and Kids

tommy smith

January 17, 2013

My name is Tommy Smith...I am the youngest brother of Tony....I looked at Tonys last picture and all I could do was cry............I asked the Lord to forgive me of any bitterness that Tony and I had....I just know he was happy go lucky.....The last time I spoke with him went rather well.....A day will come when I will see him in Heaven,and the rest of our family

Shana Lee

January 16, 2013

Well Heaven has another Angel. Smitty...Zella I know these are the saddest of times and I am praying for peace and comfort...I have grown up always hearing Zella and Smitty - my how I have so many fond memories of tagging along with ya'll going to El Felix, Roosters or whatever the weekends brought...I have been so blessed to have had you and Smitty in my life...Now Smitty and Snuffy are HOME - what else can I say but Oh Lord...May God Bless You - I LOVE YOU...RIP Smitty

Becky Foster

January 15, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of their loss.

Keri Hough

January 15, 2013

Patricia, Delaney & Alyssa,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. It is never easy to lose someone. Just remember Jeremiah 29:11. Love, Keri Hough & Ty Cook

Shari & Eddie Capps

January 15, 2013

Our prayers to you his family that are missing your loved one today. We pray for God's help and peace as you face the days ahead with out him. We live right down the road from you all and we know Zena and Helen well.
God bless you all.
Shari and Eddie Capps

January 15, 2013

Our condolences to the entire family on Smitty's passing -especially to Zella and Leah. He was a joy to have around the many travels of the Blue Thunder softball team. Loved hearing his stories. May he rest in peace and may God be with you at this difficult time.

Annette, Johnny,Adrienne,and Natalie

Sandra Garcia

January 15, 2013

I want you to know how thankful I am for everything you did for me and Leah. I love you and miss you. My heart is breaking there is so many things I didn't get to do or say I know your not suffering anymore and I know your watching over me rest in peace

Brenda Lambright

January 14, 2013

Mr.Smith was a hard man to get to know but in the many years that my children and I were neighbors with him he was very good to us.I'm very sorry for your loss.