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Tommy Smith

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Tommy Smith

Thomas Winston (Tommy) Smith, 80, of Hico passed away Dec. 3, 2023, at his home after a short illness.

A celebration of Tommy’s life will be held Jan. 6, 2024. Riley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy was born April 15, 1943, in Lampasas County to Jessie James (Jim) and Gladys Murrah Smith of Pearl.

He attended public schools in Pearl and Evant, graduating from Evant High School in 1961. After high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Patsy Jean Comer, and they moved to Dallas where he was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Southland Corporation, Ligget & Myers Tobacco Co. and Hershey Foods Corporation.

In 1978, he moved to Granbury where he founded the Tommy’s convenience store chain, which he sold in 1993. In the ensuing years he was a home builder and land developer primarily in Hood and Somervell counties.

In 2002, Tommy married Joan Ruth Tubbs.

At various times of his life, Tommy enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, coin collecting and watching the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys. He loved spending time with family and friends and was an avid and skilled woodworker after his retirement in 2004.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Gladys Smith, his brother, James Wendell Smith, and his sister, Faye Blakley.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; his children, Kellie Smith Kellner and husband Mike of Argyle and Jim Ed Smith and wife Christine of North Richland Hills; his stepchildren, Wesley Bennett and wife Summer of Godley, Stephanie Fisher of Ruidoso, New Mexico, and Edith Jones and husband Johnathan of Munford, Alabama; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.