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Herbert B. Smith

Austin, Texas

Dec 4, 1920 – Oct 14, 2017 (Age 96)

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My favorite memory...and impact on me...was when I opened the Austin American-Statesman, and there was Herb in the paper around one of his birthdays in his early 90s. He had parachuted out of a plane! I laughed out loud and thought "if Herb can do it...I should be brave enough." Though I have never jumped out of an airplane...still scares me...his fierce love of life, and his example as to how to live a full life to the very end, stays with me. I am not anywhere close to Herb's...


Herbert's Obituaries

Herbert B. Smith, 96, passed away on October 14, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Herb was born on December 4, 1920 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating from Byrd High School in Shreveport, he attended The University of Texas at Austin. During his third year, he interrupted his education to serve in...

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