Philip Bertram Smith Jr. || Obituary

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Philip Bertram Smith, Jr., age 81, departed us to be united with his Heavenly Father and Savior on Thursday, August 26, 2021.  Phil was born the 18th of July 1940 to Philip B. Smith and Cornelia Pearce Smith.

Phil was born and lifted in Houston, Texas in which he graduated Lamar Higher University in 1958.  Phil’s most treasured reminiscences, when escalating up in Houston, ended up expending time with his beloved grandparents.  He attended Davidson School where by he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and ROTC.   He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts diploma in History.   He put in many school summers working as a ranch hand in Montana which sparked a lifelong really like of the outside and tending to animals.  Just after graduating from Davidson School, Phil joined the Army and served as a tank commander stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.  He reached the rank of Captain and later served in the 36th Infantry of the Texas Military Countrywide Guard right up until 1969. 

In 1963, Phil married Patricia Ann Haas and relocated back again to Houston, Texas where he began his family.  Phil and Pat experienced a few small children with each other, Philip, Stephen and Renee Clark.   After graduating from South Texas Higher education of Law, he joined the legislation agency of Vinson & Elkins as an affiliate in its oil/fuel/authentic estate section.  In 1976, Phil and his family relocated to Dallas the place he continued his legal occupation as a partner with Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney and Neely.

In 1980, Phil and his relatives moved to rural Waxahachie, Texas.  He used his times practising law in Dallas, and his evenings and weekends enjoying the peace of the region and tending his horses.  He truly appreciated maintaining his state residence, mending fences, reducing hay and taking treatment of his animals with a special appreciate for American Paint Horses.  These hobbies ended up a important respite to retain his energetic regulation practice.  Though in Waxahachie, he observed his 3 little ones graduate from large college and begin their respective life.

In 1992, Phil married Maria “Jo”. In 1994, he recommitted his daily life to Christ and was baptized at Fielder Street Baptist Church in Arlington, TX. Phil and Jo moved to Paris, TX in 1997, wherever he ongoing his regulation exercise at the Moore Legislation Business, sooner or later likely into personal observe with an place of work at 1700 Position, Paris, till his loss of life. 

All through their 28 years of marriage they liked traveling traveling to Israel, Washington, D.C., California, Yosemite, Montana, Colorado, and Tennesee. Even though living in Paris, TX, he was a member of Rotary, Gideons and East Paris Baptist Church where by he served on the Finance Committee. Dwelling in near proximity with Jo’s loved ones he became an integral portion of their life, getting to be dearly liked and really regarded as a stepdad and grandfather.

Phil is survived by his wife, Jo his sister Ann Blankenship of Dallas, Texas his son Philip B. Smith III, of Hillsboro, Texas son Stephen T. Smith and his wife Inga of Houston, Texas and his daughter Renee D. Clark of Keller, Texas. 

He leaves powering the pursuing grandchildren: Philip B. Smith IV, of New Orleans, LA. Preston L. Smith, Parker T. Smith, & Patrick H. Smith of Houston, Texas Corinne B. Clark and Campbell W. Clark of Keller, Texas and his niece, Dawn Hennessey of Dallas, Texas. 

He is also survived by stepchildren, Russ and Carolyn Ferguson of Paris, TX Jan and John Moon of Paris, TX LeeAnn and Shane Rost of Venus, TX Dena and Eli Rivera of Grand Prairie, TX and 16 step-grandchildren and a host of action-wonderful grandchildren.

Products and services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4th at Vivid-Holland Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Moody & John Moon officiating. The family will receive pals at the funeral residence one particular hour prior to the provider. Graveside companies are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7th at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.

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