The family of Roy Wayne Smith will host a gathering of family and friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Resthaven Memorial Park, followed by a service to celebrate his life of 95 years at 2:00 PM at Lake Ridge Chapel. He died on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Please visit this website for a service broadcasting schedule, floral purchasing, and an area to share stories of Mr. Smith with his family.
Roy Wayne Smith was born on May 18, 1928, in Sweetwater, Texas to Roy and Esther Smith. He graduated from Newman High School. Roy married his high school sweetheart, Dee Thomas in 1947. He worked in sales for Armour & Co., and Oscar Mayer & Co. for many years before opening his own business, Reddi-Mart Food, in 1968 in Lubbock. Roy also worked for a brief period as the Historic Keeper for the Santa Fe Railroad. Roy was ordained at Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Midland. In 1964 he began his service as Deacon at Monterey Baptist Church on Lubbock, where he was also active in the Adult Choir for many years. Upon retirement he enjoyed RV travel with friends, as well as playing tennis, golf, dominoes, and Bridge.
Roy is survived by his wife, Dee Smith; children, Steve Craig Smith and wife Shirley, Sam Wayne Smith and wife Candi; son-in-law, Gary Hall; grandchildren, Jennifer Hinojosa and husband Nick, Ashley Mendoza and husband Arthur, Amy Valdez and husband Jimmy, Rondy Douthitt and wife Jacey, Misty Douthitt and husband Shane, Lauren Smith, Laine Smith and wife Casey, and Milani Smith; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Donna Hall; infant son, Terrell Glen Smith; grandson, Brett Shannon; and brothers, William Floyd Smith and wife Jonnie and Bobby Charles Smith.
The family of Roy Wayne Smith would like to thank Cooper and Cheryl for the time, love and care that was given to him. It meant a lot to us as his family.
Because of Roy’s love for his grandchildren and all young people, memorial donations are suggested to your favorite youth organization.