In Memory

Fred Smith - Class Of 2011

Obituary of Fred Smith


Funeral services for Fred Wayne Smith, age 71, of San Augustine, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, in the First Baptist Church, 502 E. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. Frank Holrath officiating.  Visitation will be from the hours of 1 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in San Augustine.  Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine County.

Fred Wayne Smith was born to the late Bennye Louise (Richards) Smith and Aldous Smith on July 9, 1946, in Jasper County, Texas. He passed from this life on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Ft. Worth,  after a short illness.   Fred retired from Education after 30 years teaching Math, Accounting and Industrial Cooperative training classes from the New Boston Independent School District.  He also was a Football and Track Coach.  He drove many bus routes in the New Boston and San Augustine Schools.   After retirement and moving to San Augustine, he began working for the San Augustine County Appraisal District doing land mapping.  In his spare time, he enjoyed baking and was well known for his homemade bread and cinnamon rolls.  He also owned and helped run "Miss Ann's Daycare" for many years. He was married to Ann (Beasley) Smith who predeceased him on March 31, 2012.  He was a member of the Texas Longhorn Association, and was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife,  Dianne Smith of San Augustine; his daughters, Melissa Steph and her husband, Chris of Tatum and Kimberly Mullins of Mansfield; Son, Roy Lynn Smith, and his wife, Crystal of Pollock; his beloved grandchildren, Jacob and Kristen; Hannah Kate; Jeremiah; Will; Tyler; Titus; Bailey Grace; Madison, Adalynn, and David Lynn; sister,  Connye Smith of Crested Butte, Colorado; Sister-in-law; Debbie Ripkowski of Saginaw; Brothers-in-law; Bo Carney and his wife, Cindy of Dayton; Mike Beasley and his wife, Pam of Flint; Larry Beasley and his wife, Karen of Broaddus, along with numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann; his beloved parents, the Rev. Aldous Smith and Bennye Louise (Richards) Smith.