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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

Fayez Charles Smien

February 10, 1936November 7, 2019
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Fayez Charles Smien (Fay)

Visitation for longtime Killeen resident Fayez Smien will be Tuesday, November 12 from 6-8PM at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home with a Funeral Service on Wednesday, November 13 beginning at 10AM at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home, Killeen, Texas. Fay was born on February 10, 1936 in Smackover, Arkansas. The family moved back to Sweida, Syria not long after Fay was born. In 1957, he came to Killeen to join his older brothers in numerous family businesses.

In 1964 Fay married the love of his life, Carol Cason-Smien. From this union three beautiful children were born – Deena Faye Smien-Turner, Jeffery Jamal Smien and Jill Luree Smien-Williamson.

Fay was a businessman and gentleman rancher. He was most fortunate to marry a woman who loved the outdoors and animals as much as he. They raised cattle, goats, sheep, and horses. Then in the mid 80’s they branched out into exotic animals such as zebras, buffalo, ostrich, llamas, elk, etc.

Fay aways loved entertaining and cooking for his family and friends. He was famous for his barbecue and middle eastern dishes. Christmas and the Fourth of July were his favorite holidays. He was the firework stand’s best customer. Fay and Carol enjoyed traveling with their family throughout the US and overseas.

He was a good hard-working Father and Husband, loved his family and friends with a passion, enjoyed life and missed Carol something terrible.

Fay is survived by his daughter – Deena Smien-Turner of Austin, Texas, daughter – Jill Smien-Williamson and husband Joel of Georgetown, Texas. Grandchildren-Jacob, Jeena, Jackson and Joseph Turner of Austin, Joely and Jett Williamson of Georgetown, Jefferey Jr. Smien of Killeen and Connor Smien of Nolanville. Brother-Fawaz Assed and wife Amira of Killeen,Brother Faysal Assed of Killeen and Sisters – Sumaya Assed, Rasmiya Assed, Ramzeyeh Assed of Sweida, Syria. Brother in law-Ken Cason and wife Jan of Killeen, and numerous nieces and nephews. Fay is preceded in death by his parents, wife – Carol , and son – Jeffery Smien, Eldest brother Hussein (Uncle Charley) Smien and his wife – Effat Safady-Smien, Brothers – Faraj Assed and Fouzi Assed.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Eddie Smien
  • Louis Smien
  • Richard Assed
  • Safwan Almughawish
  • Riad Chtay
  • Damen Smien

Services

  • Family Gathering at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Crawford Bowers Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Burial @ Live Oak Cemetery Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Pamela McCall

November 14, 2019

My mother managed the Venus Cafe for him and I never went hungry. He had only kindness, generosity, and respect for my family et all others. He gave my mother a job when she became single. She managed his Import/Export on Hallmark as well. Great businessman but better friend. R.I.P. You remain in my thoughts and heart ♥️

Yvonne King-Franklin

November 14, 2019

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your families. Please be comforted in knowing your parents are back together and forever your guardian angels. Peace and blessings to you all.

Kevin & Yvonne

Lovie Carroll

November 12, 2019

I would like to send heartfelt condolences to the Smien Family- Jeff Jr, Jill, Joe Turner, Deena and all of the family members I have not named. I had the pleasure of working for Faye at the Limousine Company many years ago. Faye had a driving work ethic like no other I have known. He was a Texan tried and true as well as a American Patriot. The Smien legacy will be missed I am certain. Again, I am truly sorry for your loss.

Lovie Baker-Carroll

Amy Kirkman

November 12, 2019

Faye was like a father to me . Helped me pay for school and I worked with him and his family for many years. I will miss him so much. I also worked with his family for many years Fred Lisa and Christina and lil Jeff miss y'all too I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family 💔 I'll never forget you and your family will never be forgotten I love you and miss you dearly .R.I.P. Faye sincerely , Amy.

HERMAN Schultz

November 11, 2019

Was always such a nice and humble person... heavens getting a great man 🙏🏼

Traci Duncan

November 11, 2019

My heart goes out to Deena, Jill and family!! Faye was such a sweet kind man. He always had a smile on his face. I first met him through my Uncle who worked on his cars, and later through is kids Deena, Jeff, and Jill. May God bless and comfort you! Ya'll are in my thought and prayers. Sending love!!!

Norma Eakin

November 10, 2019

I've known Faye 40 years. A wonderful and kind person who genuinely cared. Always showed nothing but kindness to myself and my daughter. He always had great advice. In all the time I've known him he was always a gentleman. Respected him immensely. Rest in peace.

Christine Stark

November 9, 2019

Rest easy Mr. Fay. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten. Your kind words of wisdom from your experience with your family transcended down to all you touched. May you enjoy a peaceful reunion in heaven.

Jon Anderson

November 9, 2019

I was Faye’s Farmhand for almost 10yrs. He treated me like family. Was planning to visit him but didn’t know he was sick until someone had called me. Sending my condolences to the family. They’ve had a lot of trauma lately.

Edward Tobin

November 9, 2019

I’ve known Faye for 40 years and never had a cross word with him. I’ve always looked to him for advice and had the utmost respect for him as a man and as a friend. I’m gonna miss that old cowboy. RIP friend.

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