David Graham Smith

19280929 –

 20171110

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David Graham Smith was born in Dallas Texas to Harry K. and Leona V. Smith on September 29, 1928. Dave grew up in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947. He began his career with Westinghouse Electric Supply and 67 years ago married, Nita, the love of his life. Dave transferred to Baton Rouge, Louisiana as Manager in 1967 and then to Lubbock as District Manager in 1971. His career at Westinghouse spanned 41 years.

In Amarillo, Dave and Nita were active members of the San Jacinto United Methodist Church where Dave was Sunday School Superintendent and they were leaders of the Methodist Youth Fellowship group. Dave enjoyed singing in the church choir and his beautiful tenor solos praising his Lord were enjoyed by all.

Dave along with Nita, were avid Square and Round Dancers. They became Round Dance instructors in 1968 and in 1972 formed the Happy Hearts Round Dance Club. They became nationally renowned as they taught and cued at festivals all around the U.S. from Tennessee to California, to Oregon and Hawaii.

Dave enjoyed playing golf, was a huge Texas Tech Red Raider fan and volunteered for more than 15 years at Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He was known by all as a kind and caring man of the highest integrity.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harry K Smith, Jr., and sister, Betty Sue Blessen.

He is survived by his wife, Nita; a son, David (Randy) Smith of Lubbock and daughters, Rhena L. Smith and Rhonda L. Smith; granddaughters, Kate Smith, Savannah Smith all of Austin, TX, and Shannon Smith of New York City; great-granddaughter, Skyla Riggleman of Austin, and another great- grand daughter to arrive in December. Dave is also survived by three sisters-in-law, and too many nieces, nephews, and friends to count. He will be missed by many.

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4 thoughts on “David Graham Smith”

  1. I volunteered with a David at Covenant Women & Children’s Hospital. He was very kind to all the patients and did his job in the escort messenger office to the highest standards. I loved talking to him and he was very kind to Paul Corbin and Paul loved him. After he retired from the volunteering we all missed him especially Paul. Paul told me every time he called him on the telephone. My condolences to his family.

  2. I volunteered with David at Covenant Women & Children’s Hospital. He was very k8nd to all the patients and did his job in the escort essenger office to the highest standards. I loved talk8ng to him and he was very k8nd to Paul Corbin an$ Paul loved him.After h3 retired from volunteering we all missed him especially Paul. Paul told me ever6btime 5at he talked to Zdavid on th3 phone. My condolences to his family.

  3. So many fond memories! Thanks to Dave & Nita for sponsoring me into Round-a-lab many years ago. Our love and prayers are with you, Nita.

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