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Thomas William SMITH

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SMITH, Thomas William

Born August 9, 1932, in Salado, Texas, to Harve A. and Georgia Maxwell Smith.

Attended schools in Austin and Lockhart. Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953 and served in Korea, Wilmington, NC, Albany, GA, and in the Washington D.C. area.

Upon returning from Korea, he and Jimmie Sue Bohanan were married on September 23, 1957 at First Baptist Church, on Main Street, in Georgetown, TX. After retiring from the Marines and returning to Austin, he established Anchor Pool Service and Smith Swimming Pool Service. After 12 years and his 4th back surgery, he finally gave up the business.

Tom and Jimmie Sue were charter members of Bannockburn Baptist Church in Austin, raising their daughters in the Manchaca area where they grew up with dogs, cats, pigs, milk cows, horses, a pet deer, gardening and swimming. Bannockburn was a very important part of their lives.

After living on Canyon Lake for a few years, they retired to Georgetown, where they became members of Crestview Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers Elmo, Glen (Bud), and Donald Ray Smith; and sister, Bernice Smith Gurley.

He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Sue Smith of Georgetown; daughters: Carla McDonald of Houston, Sue Ann Meyer (husband Steve) of Marble Falls, Amy Coddington of Lockhart, and Kimberly Spiller of Kyle; sister, Martha Johnson of Austin; grandsons: Garrett McDonald (wife Katy) of New Braunfels, Brady Spiller and Franklin Spiller of Kyle. He is also survived by Johnny and Joe Bohanan, who were like brothers to him.

At his request, there will be a simple graveside service at Liberty Hill Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27th.

The Building Fund at Crestview Baptist Church of Georgetown and The Salvation Army were especially important to him, and donations may be made in his memory in lieu of flowers.

You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2013
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