Stephenville - May 3, 1934 – August 1, 2021
Services for Sammy Smith, 87, retired business owner of Smith Supply, will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken May and Rev. Weldon Branham officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Thursday from 9:00 A.M.- 10:00 A.M., at Lacy Funeral Home.
Sammy was born to Minnie and Homer Smith in San Saba, Texas in 1934. He graduated from San Saba High School in 1952 and attended Durham's Business College in Austin. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Sammy married Barbara Stiteler in Smithville, Texas in November 1953. They had 4 sons. He started Smith Supply in 1984 and owned it many years until his retirement.
Sammy was raised on a farm and loved that life. He always had a farm wherever he lived, and he always had a garden. The sunshine of his life were his sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved to play keep away ball with his great-grandson. He would take his grandchildren to his farm on Saturdays where they ran and played and built forts. They also gathered ostrich eggs and picked the garden. When they were done at the farm, he brought them home and made Butterfinger milk shakes.
Sammy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara Smith; and his four sons, Gary Smith and wife, Julia, Ricky Smith, Randy Smith and wife, Kelly, and Robert Smith and wife, Brandy; 8 grandchildren, William Smith and wife, Kate, Hailey Smith, Brittany Smith, Sarah Smith, Mikah Smith, Harper Smith-Jones and husband, Wade, Kaylan Smith, and Paeyton Blue; 3 great-grandchildren, Kayden Pevey, Olivia Smith, and James Brian Smith; one sister, Peggy Spinks; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his beloved grandson, Brian Smith, his parents, a brother, Homer Smith, Jr., and sisters, Reva Edgerton and Janie Manning.
A special thanks and appreciation to all his nurses, aides, chaplain, and physician who took such amazing care of him.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Posted online on August 09, 2021