SAN ANGELO William O' Daniel (Dan) Smith, 75, died on Dec. 27, 2013, at his home in Floydada, Texas. Dan, or Danny, as his family knew him, was born in a farmhouse in Brown County, Texas, on March 22, 1938, to the late Hazael Millican Smith and Willie Owen Smith. In 1962, he married his late wife, Karen Goen Smith of Floydada, Texas. Dan graduated from Arlington High School in 1956, and from Baylor University in 1961. After receiving his PhD in Distributive Education from the University of Minnesota, Dan moved to San Angelo, Texas, where he taught at Angelo State University from 1974-2001. Dan retired and moved to Brownwood, Texas, where he maintained a pecan orchard for several years before moving to Floydada, Texas, to be closer to family. Dan Smith was a gentle man who saw only the best in those around him. He enjoyed his family and was especially proud of his three grandchildren. He will be deeply missed. Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Hazael and Owen Smith; his wife, Karen Goen Smith; and his son, Daniel Darrell Smith. Dan is survived by a son, Kyle Smith and Shelly of Floydada, Texas; a daughter, Jennifer Smith Rose and Josh of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren, Hannah and Konner Smith and Hazel Rose. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Emmons of Frisco, Texas; and his brother, James (Jim) Smith of Brady, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas. Graveside services will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Family and friends can sign the online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013