OBITUARY

John Stephen Smith

March 28, 1941January 6, 2021
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John Stephen Smith, age 79, of Nassau Bay, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. John was born on March 28, 1941 at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas to parents, James Ryle Smith and Pauline Dinkins. He grew up on the south side of Houston and attended The Kincaid School. John graduated from Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas. He spent most of his life as an entrepreneur and opened several businesses. Some of John's companies included Port City Valve and Light Weight Valve and Smithco Industries; which he opened in 1980 and ran until his death. John loved canoeing and was an avid supporter of Texas Water Safari. He made many trips down the rivers of Texas and around America. Classic cars and pace cars were also something he enjoyed. John was known for his easy going attitude and fun nature.

John was preceded in death by his parents, James Ryle Smith and Pauline Dinkins Smith; brother, Dan Morris Smith; and former spouse of 31 years, Eunice McBurnett Smith. He is survived by his loving family; sons, Rick Smith and wife, Derrilyne Jane of Somerville, Texas, and David Smith and wife, Lorena of Katy, Texas; 5 grandchildren, Timothy Bridges and wife, Claudia, Justin Smith, Brandon Smith and wife, Kimberly, Kenzie Smith and Spencer Smith. Also surviving include 7 great grandchildren, Leo Bridges, Tino Bridges, Clauda Jade Bridges, Molly Smith, Maggie Smith, Bariha Smith and Kyrian Smith; and long time companion, Brenda Walker.

A visitation for John will be held Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Forest Park East Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM. Serving as pallbearers are Richard S. Smith, David L. Smith, Ted Slaughter, Brandon M. Smith, Jeff Friend and Spencer H. Smith. The family is being served by Forest Park East Funeral Home 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ForestParkEast-FHC.com for the Smith family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard S. Smith
  • David L. Smith
  • Ted Slaughter
  • Brandon M. Smith
  • Jeff Friend
  • Spencer H. Smith

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Silvia Gomez

January 17, 2021

Papa john, you were a father and friend how many thing together that we shared a legend my condolence to the family Smith we miss rest in peace we love 🙏🌻🙏🌻🙏♥️

Criss Loven

January 17, 2021

To the Smith family I’m sorry for your loss. I know he’s going to be missed you and so many more. I can’t bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies without thinking about him.

Janice Escobar

January 17, 2021

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember those happy memories with your father.
My family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Marquez

January 17, 2021

We could see the loving person he was... when he went to the First Communion of his grand daughter Kenzie. He loved his family and friends.

Luis Cruz

January 17, 2021

For The Smith Family and Friends.
May peace and resignation at this time,comfort your heart and may your mind be filled with the best moments live with Mr. John S.Smith;ach of his Family,Friends and people who were part of his life.
Today he is in the Most Beautiful Place that can exist,on the side of God,where everything is light ✨,full of much Peace for the rest of his Soul.
His legacy and part of his life,remains in this World where each of his descendants will carry it in their mind and heart.
The Lord Strengthen your Lives and may peace be to you.
With all my sympathy to the Family and wishing you all many BLESSINGS.
AMEN

Lorena Smith

January 17, 2021

Lorena Smith

January 17, 2021

Samdra Gomez

January 16, 2021

Lorena Smith

January 16, 2021

Lorena Smith

January 16, 2021

To my father in law,
Dear father John, thank you for being my father in law
Thank you for your advice,love,support , many adventure and memories,
Thank you being a father,grandfather and good friend from the bottom of my heart
We love you ❤ and were privileged to know you for 16 years together we miss
Rest in peace🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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