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Hugh Frazier Smith Jr

Hugh Frazier Smith Jr. Funeral services for Hugh Frazier Smith, Jr., 66, of Evadale, will be 2:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in R S Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Smith died November 27, 2012 after a long battle with Parkinsons disease. A native of Wilmington, DE, Hugh attended school in Orange, graduating in 1964. He graduated from Texas A&M in College Station in 1968 with a BS in business. Mr. Smith continued to be a proud Fightin' Texas Aggie until the day he died. He began his career in the lab at Levingston Shipbuilding and later went to work for DuPont as a Systems Analyst. He took a medical retirement from DuPont in 1995 and moved to Wimberly, a beautiful part of the Texas Hill Country for six years, before returning to Orange. Mr. Smith was a member of Central Baptist Church in Evadale. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, playing golf, wood-working and loud music. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Hugh loved his Boxer dogs and treated them lovingly. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of twelve years, Debbie Stringer Smith of Evadale; stepson Joshua Brenner and wife Teri of Liberty City; stepdaughter Jessica Richmond and husband Jeremy of Houston; sister Margaret Light of Orange; granddaughter Breana Bartholomew of Liberty City; grandsons, Evan J and Jonah Alan Brenner, both of Liberty City and Brooks Daniel and Levi James Richmond, both of Houston and cousin Robert Maxwell and wife Linda and their son Scott of Bethany Beach, DE. The family wants to especially thank friends Janice and Bob Sutton and the caring, loving staff at Oakwood Manor in Vidor.


Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 29, 2012
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