Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 4, 2013

Floyd Ray Smith Jr.


Athens Daily Review

Athens — Malakoff – Funeral services for Floyd Ray Smith Jr., of Malakoff are scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at First Baptist Malakoff in Malakoff,  with the Rev. Casey Perry officiating.  Graveside services will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.  

Floyd Ray Smith, Jr. of Malakoff went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 1, 2013.  Floyd was born in Bryan, on Nov. 10, 1924.  His parents, Floyd R. and Elizabeth Loraine Lipscomb Smith, raised seven children, and Floyd was the youngest. 

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, all six of his siblings, and his loving wife of 68 years, Lavone Smith.  He was a loving husband and father, and he is survived by his five children, Carolyn Collins of Tyler; Marilyn Quinn of Malakoff; Kenneth Smith and wife, Billye, of Pasadena;  Davis Smith of  Baytown; John W. Smith of Pasadena, 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. 

Floyd was an honest and hard-working owner-operator in the heavy-duty commercial trucking industry for many years.  His eight grandsons will serve as pallbearers and his good friend, Jerry Stone, will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to the Children’s Building Fund at First Baptist Malakoff: 220 W. Mitchum St.,  Malakoff, TX 75148

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com