George Howell Smith

July 24, 1925May 15, 2019

George Howell Smith of Kaufman, TX passed away at the age of 93 on May 15, 2019 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas. He was a lifelong resident of Kaufman having spent his professional career, which spanned many years, in the hospitality industry in Dallas. His membership in the Methodist Church began as a youth. George is preceded in death by his parents Howell and Eunice Smith, grandparents George and Lula Tinnin, aunt Wilna Tinnin and numerous local relatives and friends. His ancestors from the Tinnin and Barnett families were prominent pioneer settlers in Kaufman beginning in 1848-50, and they contributed in many ways to the early life of the Kaufman community and the surrounding area. George’s life was celebrated with a private graveside service and internment at the Kaufman Cemetery on Monday, May 20, 2019 officiated by Rev. Jerry G. Putnam, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Kaufman, TX. Arrangements were under the Direction of Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell, TX. A special thanks to his devoted caregivers who were with him for many years.


  • Graveside Service Monday, May 20, 2019


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Audie Siegel

June 14, 2019

I have known George for over 25 yrs. Just spoke with him not too long ago. He was a very special friend. He spoke so often of his Kauffman, Texas. I am from Dallas and taught school in the Kemp School District when I met him. Quite often I would stop and visit George while passing thru on my way to Dallas. I'm so happy we spoke recently. George I will miss you my dear friend.


May 23, 2019

Dear George: I have felt bad all week and started trying to reach out to you. After
failing again tonight, I went on line and discovered your passing. We have been friends for over 45 years. You were my mentor, my advisor and, at times, like the dad I never had. You were always happy to hear from me since day 1. You always made me feel great and I tried to return that to you. I was planning to come see you this summer from New York, but now I will wait till Heaven. I miss you and know that you were so loved by all, loving to all and Blessed by God. Please keep
helping from up there. Larry Wilkes

Paula Sue Peters Coffman

May 22, 2019

A classmate of my Mom’s Betty Sue Kyger, and a dear friend of my Aunt Judy Kyger. We loved you George Howell. Aunt Judy always called you Georgie... prayers for the family at this time of loss. Paula Sue