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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Hunter Zane Smith

November 13, 2006June 7, 2019
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Hunter Zane Smith, 12, of Inez received his wings June 7, 2019 with his family by his side. He made this world a little brighter on November 13, 2006 when he was born in Victoria, TX to Adam and Valerie Smith. Hunter loved hunting, fishing, playing baseball, horses, snorkeling, watching movies, hanging out at the ranch, beach combing and riding the 4- wheeler with his brother, Gavin. He had an old soul when it came to his love of listening to Johnny Cash, collecting coins, bird watching, spending time at the cabin, being with family and playing dominoes. He was always inquisitive and wanting to learn. To know Hunter, was to love Hunter. He is survived by his parents, Adam and Valerie Smith of Inez; brother, Gavin R. Smith of Inez; grandparents, Susan and Charles Surber of Burnet, Ellen and Wayne Brumback of La Grange, and Mike Smith of Port Lavaca, “bonus” grandmother Punkie Hewlett; great-grandmother, Doris Smith of LaPorte; Aunts and Uncles: Clint and Nicole Surber, Lesa Surber, Bonnie and Patrick Denison, Brett Smith, Allie and Brian Crenshaw, Sarah and Jared Bryant, Martha Brumback, Peter and Ana Brumback, Michael and Yuki Brumback. Cousins: Cody, Dylan and Levi Surber, Charlie Dennison, Henry Crenshaw, Brooks, Chance and Emery Bryant and Evan Brumback. Hunter was blessed with a large loving extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents; Betty M. Hansen, Roy and Vee Swanson and Carlos Smith. A Celebration of Hunter’s Life will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Inez Community Center in Inez, Texas. Funeral Mass will be Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Inez with Father Tommy Chen officiating. Burial will follow in Olivia Cemetery. Pallbearers are Brian Anderson, Mark Hahn, Scott Hartl, Matt McCauley, Garrett O’Donnell and Jim Tobola. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hunter Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First State Bank of Louise, 4805 N. John Stockbauer, Victoria, TX 77904. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Adam and Valerie Smith, Parents
  • Gavin R. Smith, Brother
  • Susan and Charles Surber, Grandparents
  • Ellen and Wayne Brumback, Grandparents
  • Mike Smith, Grandparent
  • Punkie Hewlett, "Bonus" grandmother
  • Doris Smith, Great-grandmother
  • Clint and Nicole Surber, Aunt and Uncle
  • Lesa Surber, Aunt
  • Bonnie and Patrick Denison, Aunt and Uncle
  • Brett Smith, Uncle
  • Allie and Brian Crenshaw, Aunt and Uncle
  • Sarah and Jared Bryant, Aunt and Uncle
  • Martha Brumback, Aunt
  • Peter and Ana Brumback, Uncle and Aunt
  • Michael and Yuki Brumback, Uncle and Aunt
  • Cody, Dylan and Levi Surber, Cousins
  • Charlie Dennison, Cousin
  • Henry Crenshaw, Cousin
  • Brooks, Chance and Emery Bryant, Cousins
  • Evan Brumback, Cousin
  • Betty M. Hansen, Great-grandparent
  • Roy and Vee Swanson, Great-grandparents
  • Carlos Smith, Great grandparent
  • Hunter was blessed with a large loving extended family and many friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brian Anderson
  • Mark Hahn
  • Scott Hartl
  • Matt McCauley
  • Garrett O'Donnell
  • Jim Tobola
  • DONATIONS

  • Hunter Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Services

  • Celebration of Hunter's Life Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 17, 2019

Memories

Hunter Zane Smith

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Major Larew

June 24, 2019

I remember about 4 years ago I met Hunter and he was a skinny kid. I met Hunter at baseball tryouts he looked like a very shy kid. My parents told me to go throw with him so I went over there to talk with him and I knew I was wrong he was not shy at all. I knew from the start we were going to be friends. I miss Hunter he was a good friend.

Sheila Koop

June 23, 2019

You are my sunshine...
You make me happy when skies are grey.

I promise to remember you. Always.
Will miss sharing fishing stories with you, Gavin, Cobyn and Landyn.

Until we meet again...💛 SheShe

Susan Surber

June 23, 2019

Hunter, An Angel on Earth

You were born an Angel on Earth
Surrounded by God’s light at Birth
Your smile and kind eyes melted our hearts away
Your many thoughtful deeds will be remembered each day
Your love of family, fishing, hunting and horses
Will guide you through Heaven’s Mountain courses
Your heart of gold and astute mind
Are possessed by you, Hunter
You are one of a kind
You are now an Angel in Heaven
Fly high above Heaven’s Mountain Ranges
Reach out and touch the face of Jesus
We will think of you each day
And God forgive us for our weakness
Time will pass at a fast rate
And in the future…
We will all meet you at Heaven’s Gate


Love,
Mimi (Susan Surber)


Debbie Boedeker

June 21, 2019

Continued thoughts and prayers Adam, Val, Gavin and all who loved Hunter. A special angel watching over you all . He touched so many and his life and memory lives on!

Bonnie Denison

June 21, 2019

I love when Hunter and Gavin came to our home, we would play hide and go seek with Nerf toys, go swimming , play video games or watch a movie. Hunter and Gavin always made sure to include there cousin Charlie.
I love them dearly, and I wish we had more time with Hunter.
I love you Bubba❤️❤️❤️
- The Denison Family

Lorena Barjenbruch

June 21, 2019

We were at the ball park and David was crowd surfing like he is a custom to saying hello to whomever he deemed worthy. That evening Hunter was on the top row sitting next to the console area above where Val was sitting and David climbed all the way up and sat and played with him and talked and talked and shared food the rest of the game. Hunter shrugged not knowing why he was “chosen”. I believe young children can sense an aura of goodness and David liked Hunter’s aura. He truly was and will continue to bless people with his goodness. Love and Hugs, The Barjenbruchs

Alana Lange

June 20, 2019

Hunter has always been an amazing friend, I know how to play phase 10 because of him. He was also a great dance partner during our activity period dance lessons. Hunter will forever be in our hearts and minds because he was always a kind and caring person. I know you will be watching over the Class of 2025 and will never be forgotten.
We love you Hunter!!!

Jessica Hunt

June 20, 2019

I wish I would have known Hunter better, but our son William was blessed by his friendship. William told me he could not ever recall Hunter being mean or ugly to anyone. He has always said Hunter is just so nice. What a compliment for this young man and his parents! Hunter will be missed by all who knew him and he certainly left his mark on this Earth for the time we got to share it with him. Our prayers continue to be with the Smith family.
Prayers and Love,
The Hunt Family
Brian & Jessica

Diane Hartl

June 20, 2019

Fly high sweet boy. You can hunt, fish, and even roller skate all you want now. And all the chocolate coconut Almond Joy you want to eat .God let you stay here on earth for such a short time and then he called you home. You are missed so much and we will see you again. Our love and hugs to you - you will always be in our hearts.
💜❤️
Diane and Ervin

Dianne Anderson

June 20, 2019

Hunter, you are fishing at the most awesome spots and hunting the biggest of game. The love for you is a tribute to your life and the way you lived it. Fish and hunt for you are Hunter.

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Biography

Hunter Zane Smith, 12, of Inez received his wings June 7, 2019 with his family by his side. He made this world a little brighter on November 13, 2006 when he was born in Victoria, TX to Adam and Valerie Smith. Hunter loved hunting, fishing, playing baseball, horses, snorkeling, watching movies, hanging out at the ranch, beach combing and riding the 4- wheeler with his brother, Gavin. He had an old soul when it came to his love of listening to Johnny Cash, collecting coins, bird watching, spending time at the cabin, being with family and playing dominoes. He was always inquisitive and wanting to learn. To know Hunter, was to love Hunter.
He is survived by his parents, Adam and Valerie Smith of Inez; brother, Gavin R. Smith of Inez; grandparents, Susan and Charles Surber of Burnet, Ellen and Wayne Brumback of La Grange, and Mike Smith of Port Lavaca, “bonus” grandmother Punkie Hewlett; great-grandmother, Doris Smith of LaPorte; Aunts and Uncles: Clint and Nicole Surber, Lesa Surber, Bonnie and Patrick Denison, Brett Smith, Allie and Brian Crenshaw, Sarah and Jared Bryant, Martha Brumback, Peter and Ana Brumback, Michael and Yuki Brumback. Cousins: Cody, Dylan and Levi Surber, Charlie Dennison, Henry Crenshaw, Brooks, Chance and Emery Bryant and Evan Brumback. Hunter was blessed with a large loving extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents; Betty M. Hansen, Roy and Vee Swanson and Carlos Smith.
A Celebration of Hunter’s Life will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Inez Community Center in Inez, Texas. Funeral Mass will be Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Inez with Father Tommy Chen officiating. Burial will follow in Olivia Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Brian Anderson, Mark Hahn, Scott Hartl, Matt McCauley, Garrett O’Donnell and Jim Tobola.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hunter Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First State Bank of Louise, 4805 N. John Stockbauer, Victoria, TX 77904.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.