Mr. Smith was born May 9, 1932, and married Aleene Bast in June 1958. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired math teacher in Pettus.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 8, 2003.
Survivors include a son, Van (Sandra) Smith of Victoria; and two grandchildren, Trevor and Monica Smith.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mineral Cemetery with Rev. Homer Hanna officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mineral Cemetery Association.
Eckols Funeral Home