C.L. "Smokey" Vanover

April 19, 1939August 12, 2019
Obituary of C.L. "Smokey" Vanover
Smokey Vanover, of Colleyville, Texas, passed away on August 12, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, colleague to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Nocona, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Vanover. Smokey served in the US Navy, later worked for Braniff Airways, was a real estate broker and owned several small businesses. After serving a long career in law enforcement, Smokey retired from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office as a Criminal Investigator. He served on the Colleyville City Council from 1977-1983 and was Mayor Pro Tem from 1979-1983. He took great pleasure in helping kids and serving his community with active involvement in the Colleyville Lions Club and won many awards. He was also a Mason, Dallas Scottish Rite and member of the Provost Unit Moslah Shrine in Forth Worth However, he took his greatest pleasure in his family, especially his granddaughter. Smokey is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Jan Vanover, son Charles L. “Chuck” Vanover his wife Stacie, granddaughter Ivory R. Vanover, brother Hershel and his wife Carol, sister Barbara Merrill, along with 9 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Don and Charles Vanover. The visitation will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. on Monday August 19, 2019 at the First Colleyville in the Chapel. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at First Colleyville in the Sanctuary. Ample parking in the rear of the building. Interment will follow in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park with a reception to follow in the Bluebonnet Family Lounge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club or the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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