Gary Don Smith

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Gary Don Smith, 70, passed away on Thursday, October 7th in Montgomery, TX. Gary was born and raised in Waco, graduating from University High School in 1965. He served in the Marine Corp and the Marine Corp Reserves from 1966-1972. Gary took pride in his work and had a diverse and successful career. He started as a mechanic in Waco and went on to get a degree in Engineering. In addition to his career as an engineer, Gary received an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, a Ph.D. from Walden University, and a J.D. from Texas Southern University. He was a practicing attorney at the end of his career. Gary had a life-long passion for building and driving cars, and could play just about anything on the piano and accordion. A servant of God, Gary loved the Lord and was ready to be with his Father in Heaven. He is predeceased by his father, William Lloyd Smith, and survived by his loving mother, JoNell Pair Smith, his two daughters, Jennifer Carol Smith and Stephanie Jill Smith, his canine companion, Ginger, aunts and uncles, Bobbi Blankenstein, Nelda and Charles Barnes, Patsy Hughes, Betty and Joe Vawters, as well as many cousins. A funeral service will be held in Waco at Rosemound Cemetery on Thursday, October 12th at 2:00 p.m. Flowers may be sent to Connally/Compton funeral home in Waco.

Published on from Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Connally-Compton Funeral Directors
4400 West Waco Drive | Waco, TX 76710 | (254) 772-7440
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