David Smith

David Lawrence Smith

Saturday, July 8th, 1944 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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David Lawrence Smith of Red Oak, Texas, passed away peacefully on September 7th at the age of 76. He was born on July 7th 1944, to Charles Clinton and Irene Smith in Houston, Texas, and raised in Waxahachie, Texas, the youngest of 5 children. Dave graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1962, where he was honored as an award-winning basketball player and was named to the All-State team. He then attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he continued his basketball career and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas.

In 1966 he married Julia Carolyn Smith, and raised 3 daughters. He made a long and successful career in teaching, coaching, and buying and selling real estate.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Smith, children, Stephanie (Shane) Starrett, Cindy Smith(Scotty Thompson), Kim (Jimmy) Grace, and sister, Charlene Johnson. Grandchildren include Mallory (David) Nash, Nick (Robyn) Starrett, Adelle and James Grace, and great-grandchild, Artemis Nash.

He is preceded in death by mother, Irene Smith, brothers, Joe Patton, Charles Smith, and sister, Pat Rives.
Dave loved all sports, especially basketball, and enjoyed spending his time outdoors fishing and working

Friends and family are welcome to join in a celebration of Dave’s life on Sunday, September 27th anytime between 1-3 PM, at Chapman Park, 1805 Alexander Dr. Waxahachie, Texas. 

Memorial contributions may be made to scholarship fund, Waxahachie Ex-Students Association, by mail donation can be mailed to PO BOX 906 Waxahachie 75168 or by visiting the link:
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    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 1:00pm
    Chapman Park
    1805 Alexander Drive
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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    Friends and family are welcome to join in a celebration of Dave’s life on Sunday, September 27th anytime between 1-3 PM, at Chapman Park, 1805 Alexander Dr. Waxahachie, Texas.


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Jane Cox

Posted at 07:47pm
Carolyn I’m so sorry for your loss of Dave !
My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ! I know what you’re going through !
May God bless you in your time of sorrow!

Gale Ward

Posted at 06:37pm
My sympathies and prayers for Dave’s loved ones. Lots of memories of my Joe and Dave fishing or playing poker. I guess my favorite neighborhood memory is of Stephanie riding her bike while announcing to anyone within ear shot “my dad is Dave Smith the real estate man”

Mary Maxwell

Posted at 06:49am
Our thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn and the family. "Dave, my friend, I hope where you are, you are getting your limit of fish." Dwaine and Mary Maxwell


Posted at 10:28am
Stephanie and family,

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Juli Lang DeMoss

Jan Wilkinson

Posted at 05:53pm
Dearest Carolyn, you are in my prayers, so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what you are experiencing with the loss of a husband. You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be with you at this time of suffering.
Jan Wilkinson

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