Bruce Dixie Smith
1935 - 2021
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Bruce Dixie Smith
1935-2021

Born in Tyler, Texas on Feb 12, 1935, passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on Feb 21, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Collins Smith, and his father, Frank Dixie Smith. Also preceded in death by his sister, Jeanne Ann Smith Morris. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marja Smith and numerous dear and loyal friends.
Dixie earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He joined the firm of Fulbright and Jaworski out of law school and was made partner in 1975. He was proud to be the first Fulbright attorney to win a case in front of the United States Supreme Court in 1974. He retired from the firm in 1997.
Dixie enjoyed his retirement years traveling extensively with Marja, cooking, drinking Chardonnay and graduating from a language school on the French Riviera (with limited success, considering his Texas accent!). He also loved gardening and was very popular during tomato and cucumber season.
Donations in Dixie's memory may be made to any animal or homeless shelter, Meals on Wheels, Houston Food Bank or the charity of your choice.
A celebration of Dixie's life will be held at a later date.



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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 28, 2021.
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March 3, 2021
Dixie was a kind and gentle man with a very dry sense of humor. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Tom McDade
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March 2, 2021
My condolences to his family and all those that love him. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.
Erica Nisbett
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