Rev. H. Austin Smith
Shreveport, LA - A funeral service will be conducted at Bossier First United Methodist Church for Rev. H. Austin Smith on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Officiating will be Rev. David Dietzel, pastor of Bossier First United Methodist Church and Rev. Larry Stafford, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Monroe, LA. Interment will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 4:00 -7:00 PM at Boone Funeral Home, Bossier City, LA.
Rev. Smith was born in Deville, LA and a graduate of Buckeye High School. He graduated from Greenville College in Greenville, IL in 1945. He pastored for more than 50 years in northern Louisiana; first in Free Methodist Churches and was later associated with the United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Geraldine; two daughters: Janet S. Moss and Phyllis S. Iles and husband Paul; three grandchildren: Paul, Tiffani and Crystal; eight great-grandchildren; a sister Eloise Miller; 2 brothers Hilton Smith and Eugene Smith.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the members of the Bossier First United Methodist Church, the Southern Care Hospice, and the staff of Emeritus Assisted Living for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations made to Bossier First United Methodist Church.
Rev. Smith was a compassionate, loving person that loved life, and people.