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David Alan Smith David Alan Smith passed away in Austin, TX on August 22, 2010 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born on March 11, 1947, he is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Libbie Smith. He is survived by his daughter, Dianna; sisters, Cathy Emrick (husband Jan) and Janet Schaut; brother, Ted Smith (wife Vera), three nieces, one nephew, two grandnieces and two grandnephews. David was born and raised in Dallas, TX but spent his adult life in the Austin area where he was an active member of the Texas Spokes Sports Car Club since the 1960s. He had a passion for cars and racing and was a two-time winner of the Spokes Driver of the Year award. He was a gymnast for the Dallas Sokol Club throughout school before moving to Austin where he competed with the University of Texas Gymnastic Team. He graduated from UT with an engineering degree and memberships in Pi Tau Sigma, a mechanical engineering honor society and Tau Beta Pi an all engineering honor society. He was a gifted mechanical and electrical engineer working for several local companies including Texas Instruments, V Tel, and Active Power before creating his own consulting business as well as co-owner of Murffy's Nursery. He was a member of New Hope Community Church and active in his local community. His quiet and generous spirit will be greatly missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at New Hope Community Church, 2330 Dry Creek Drive, Round Rock, TX at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30th-visitation for family and friends to follow the service. Many thanks to his numerous caregivers at Renaissance Assisted Living, with Texas Home Care Partners and Hospice Austin. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 27, 2010
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