Athens Review, Athens, Texas

January 24, 2013

Lake area mourns civic leader

Kathi Nailling
The Athens Review

SEVEN POINTS — Longtime Cedar Creek Lake civic leader C.D. Smith, 76, died on Monday while visiting Galv-eston.

Smith's community involvement included serving  on the Seven Points Economical Devel-opment Corpora-tion Board. He was instrumental in bringing the Library at Cedar Creek Lake to the Seven Points area. He also played a role in bringing the East Texas Medical Center facility to Seven Points. According to people who knew him, Smith wanted to make Seven Points a good place to live.

He was also responsible for building the first movie theater at Cedar Creek Lake, Main Place Cinema. At the time of his death, he and his wife, Lucy, owned and operated Lakeshore RV Park in Seven Points.

C.D. and Lucy,  his wife of 37 years, married on Valentine’s Day in 1975. In an article published by the Review last Valentine’s Day, Mrs. Smith said she and C.D. were very good friends before they married.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points with pastors Bob Parry and Kenny Emerson officiating. The family will greet friends at the Lakeshore RV Park Recreation room immediately following the memorial.