Thomas Smith, age 65 of Gatesville, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2022 at First United Methodist Church of Gatesville, with Rev. Stephen Schmidt officiating. Graveside services will be held following the church service at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Cemetery in Leon County, between Centerville and Buffalo on County Road 302. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th at Scott’s Funeral Home, 2425 E. Main St. in Gatesville.
Thomas was born on February 12, 1957 in Fairfield, to the late Robert H. and Loraine Bell Smith. He grew up in Buffalo, graduating from Buffalo High School in 1975. He attended Navarro Junior College. He married Karen Witt on June 2, 1990. After their marriage they made their home in Gatesville. He was the ranch manager for Highland Resources in Fulshear and Lazy Dollar Ranch in Coryell County. He was a sales associate for Stanley Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Gatesville for many years. He was currently a regional sales representative for Jupe Feeds in Temple. Thomas and his family have a small ranching operation focused on raising Registered Hereford cattle. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Allen Smith.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 32 years, Karen Smith; son, Harrison Zane Smith; sisters, Connie Rice and husband, Joe; Helen Kay Hardy and husband, Carol; Mary Lou Millican and husband, Trevor; sisters-in-law, Jeannie Smith; Judy Chopelas and husband, Clarence; and numerous nieces and nephews; and special family friends, Mark and Jade-Ann Kelley and their children, Kozy and Stone; Torrey and Shelly Boyd and their children, Josie and Cooper.
Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund, that will be established in Thomas’ name with the Texas Hereford Association Foundation, 4609 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76117.