James "Buddy" Guston Smith IV

November 2, 1989November 13, 2020

James Guston Smith the IV (Buddy), of Euless, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 13th in Euless,Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, father as well as a longtime and very special employee of Dalworth Clean to all that knew him. He was born on November 2, 1989 in Euless, Texas to James and Debbie Smith.

Buddy never met a stranger and was the type of person you would like as soon as you met him. He had a good sense of humor and a very infectious laugh. A Christian man who knew Jesus as his savior, Buddy had a tender heart and compassionate soul. He loved music, fishing, water skiing, snow-boarding, dirt bikes and had an uncanny sense of balance and physical dexterity. He was very creative and enjoyed working with his hands. Buddy also shared his Mother’s love for gardening.

Buddy graduated from Temple Christian School in Fort Worth, Texas, He began working for his father’s company in the summer of his 14th birthday and remained an employee there for the remainder of his short life. He was blessed with a strong work ethic, always a hard worker and was very good at every position he held with the company. He always left his customers happy.

Buddy was a loving son and very close to his sister Roxane Miller and her husband Kevin Miller. Toward the end of his life he became a loving father to his son, who he named James Guston Smith V. Buddy is survived by his four-year old son, James Guston Smith V, of Mansfield, Texas, Mother and Father, Debo and James Smith of Euless, Texas and his sister Roxane Miller of Dallas, Texas.

The visitation and funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Payne Memorial Park in Eustace, Texas.

If you wish to send flowers in honor of Mr. Smith please contact Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or



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    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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    Saturday, November 21, 2020


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Margo Coleman

November 21, 2020

I remember young Buddy as a friend to my son and grandson to Mimi. I remember hearing stories of how he loved his dirt bike and how my son Kirk wanted a dirt bike. Buddy was fun and always ready to do something outdoors. He had a contagious laugh and smile. I know he is in heaven bringing joy to others and sharing his warmth. He will be missed.

Christina Duty

November 21, 2020

Buddy was one of my closest friends through high school and for years after. I could probably write a book of all the memories we made. We spent almost all of our time out fishing. It was his favorite thing to do and he would fish anywhere there was water. There would be a pond at a park and he would say "I have my fishing rod let's see what's in here!" When we both decided to get tattoos Buddy got a tattoo of a big bass jumping out of the water. No matter what we were doing (fishing, weekends at the lake, birthdays at Joe T's, and rainy days inside) there was never a dull moment with Buddy. I hope you're out on the water catching the biggest bubbas right now! I will forever treasure the memories we made.

Terry Lamkin-Stables

November 20, 2020

Always a favorite of mine

Heaven gets sweeter with Buddy’s arrival

Much love to this special family

Shauna Calloway

November 19, 2020

Buddy was exactly as his name says a "Buddy" to all of us at Dalworth. He always had an infectious smile and a kind word. When Buddy was around me, I was guaranteed to laugh. One of God's special angels on earth. To the Smith family, you are in our prayers.

Christina McHaney

November 18, 2020

Buddy, I will forever miss you ❤️ If it weren't for you I wouldn’t have the career I do now , you said girls can’t clean carpet and 9 years later I’m still doing it . I’ll never forget all our fishing trips our trip to Austin with joe all the weekends at the houseboat . You had a smile that would light up a room. Such a great soul gone way to soon . I’ll never forget you and all the amazing times we had .

Boris Furman

November 18, 2020

Dear James and the entire Dalworth family.
I am shocked to learn of such an untimely passing of Buddy Smith.
Buddy was always full of life, humor and was doing everything with a smile and great attitude.
I have a lot of memories working with him on the dispatch process and we had time to talk about work and personal life. Even if we did not work together when I saw him I always stopped by to say hi and talk to him. His good positive energy was contagious and I always left in a better mood than before we talked.
My sincere condolences to the whole family.

Ken Ford

November 18, 2020

I have many memories. Buddy always had good sense of humor. We had many laughs. He was very good at communicating with people. He was detailed in the work he did. Even as a young child Buddy would come to the office and made our day making us laugh. We enjoyed his company.

Lisa Hill

November 17, 2020

My deepest condolences to Debo, Gus and all the Smith family. I remember Gus bringing little Buddy to Suzanne's softball games when he was pre-school. He loved his cowboy boots! Such a precious soul, may he rest in peace.

Debbie Benn

November 17, 2020

Gosh Buddy ... There have been countless times I've thought of the three of you guys - you, Roger and Joe. You three were pretty awesome boys and I loved having y'all at the house. I don't ever have a sandwich that I don't think of you because you were always "having a sandwich." Oh how I'd love to have another New Years Eve seafood feast with you guys ... and Mr. Benn - when you see him in Heaven tell him hi from all of us. You are missed and will always be loved! Rest in Peace Buddy ... Rest in Peace.

Evan Islam

November 17, 2020

Buddy has pushed me to go to Rapport leadership and we have both talked about the leadership training as one of the best things that happened to us. He is leader and has a unique way to convince you to follow him. I’ve always enjoyed our chats and he has been a great support and friend. I am still shocked as how soon he left us. We will miss you, Buddy.


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