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Alden Kermit Smith


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Alden Kermit Smith Obituary
Alden Kermit Smith, 87, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at his Granbury residence. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home. Private burial service will precede the memorial service. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Granbury Education Foundation, 600 W. Pearl St., Granbury, Texas 76048. Kermit was born July 18, 1926, in Wichita Falls to W.M. "Boston" and Irene Smith. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth and played football at TCU before joining the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1945 he married Mary Ruth Seale in Fort Worth. He graduated from the TCU Ranch Management School. In 1951, Kermit and Ruth moved to Granbury where Kermit was involved in the cattle business and was the owner of Bond Feed Store. Kermit served as president of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce, president of the Hood County Appraisal District, board member of the Granbury Opera House, Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church, and was involved in many other civic organizations. Kermit loved playing golf and fishing. He loved to be with his friends and family and never met a stranger. Kermit helped many people in many ways to have successful lives. Kermit was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Mary Ruth Smith; and his brother, Billy Joe Smith. Survivors: Son, David A. Smith and wife, Chanda, of Granbury; daughter, Julie Walker and husband, Buddy, of Garland; grandchildren, Emily Smith Low and husband, Todd, of Frisco, Kristin Smith Glenney and husband, Todd, of Grand Prairie, Jeff Walker and wife, Daniela, of Garland, John Walker and wife, Kendall, of Plano, and Sloane Smith of Granbury; great-grandchildren, Abby Patchett, Avery Glenney, Cole Remington, Cade Remington, Max Glenney, John G. Walker, Kyelee Alford, Anna Julia Walker, Erik Low, Breece Low, Tanner Glenney; and nephews, Boston Smith, Coke Smith, Mixon Smith and Bo Smith.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 25, 2014
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