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Connally/Compton Funeral Directors

4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX

OBITUARY

Harold J. (Smitty) Smith

February 27, 1942November 15, 2019

Mr. Harold J. (Smitty) Smith, age 77, passed away Friday, November 15th 2019 in Waco, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with Pastor Danny Mulkey officiating. Burial to follow in Waco Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the funeral home.

Harold was born on February 27th, 1942 to Clarence and Elsie “Gibson” Smith in Gate City, Virginia. He was a longtime resident of Waco and a member at Antioch Community Church. He served his country during the Vietnam War and retired after 21 years of faithful service in the U.S. Army, and started a successful career in long haul trucking. Harold was blessed with a large and loving family and was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather who valued family above all else. He will be missed dearly by his special sidekick Jaxton Kyler-Ray Hoffman who Harold enjoyed donuts and chocolate milk with faithfully before school. He was also an avid football fanatic and bled burnt orange for the love of his Texas longhorns. He was known and will be remembered most for his quick wit, infectious smile and kind and compassionate spirit.

He was preceded in death by his father Clarence and mother Elsie; his nephew Greg Smith; and brother-in-laws Fred Kern and G.C. McClellan. His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his wife of 37 years, Bei Jai Smith; brothers Lowell (Joe) Smith and sister-in-law Judy, Donald (Don) Wayne Smith, David Keith Smith and sister-in-law Shawna; sisters Fay Kern, Phyllis McClellan, Sheila Cole and brother-in-law George. Children; Larissa, Eric Smith and wife Terry, Eddie and wife Jennifer, Dee-Dee and fiancé Craig, Geri and husband Tony, Charlie and wife Kim, Anna and husband Jason, Deona and fiancé Maverick along with 26 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jordan Price
  • Charlie Price
  • Tony Garcia
  • George Drumbeller
  • Maverick McElroy
  • Mike Miller
  • Anthony Vella, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Craig Knockless, Honorary Bearer
  • Eric Smith, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 22, 2019

Memories

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Tony Garcia

November 21, 2019

You were always a man that was never afraid to give your thoughts to any of us. You were a lot of things to this family. You were a man that almost never said no. We could all count on you. I believe the times that you had thoughs one on one conversations with us will be our greatest treasures. Thank you for all you have done in our lives. Now I'm sure your in that great bid ole truck stop in the sky, and there you will sit watching your football after a bite or two from the iron skillet. We will carry you always in our hearts.

Ray Roberts

November 21, 2019

B.J. and Larissa,
I am very sorry to hear about Harold. He will be missed. Both of you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Ray Roberts

Tony Garcia

November 20, 2019

You were always a man that everyone could count on. A man that hardly ever said no. A man that was never afraid to not only give advise, but show love to one and all. I believe we will all cherish those famous one on one conversations I'm sure you have had with all of us on occasions. We are gonna miss you for sure. Now I guess your in that big ole truck stop in the sky and there has to be an Iron Skillet connected to it. Thanks for everything

Billy Miller

November 20, 2019

Harold Smith was one of the most giving persons I have ever met. Truly a great man who's days were full of doing for others. While I only knew Harold for the last 2 years, I knew immediately I could call him a friend and remain ever so grateful that I did get meet and know Harold. One of the Good guys for sure who will be sorely missed by many forever.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY