In Memory


Tex E Smart

Tex Ernest Smart
10.25.46 – 4.13.09

Tex Ernest Smart – born on October 25, 1946, in Tucumcari, NM, to Ben Smart and Lillie Louise Lynch Smart, went to be with his Lord on March 12, 2011. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Smart and his brother, Rex Smart; and his beloved horse, Stoney Sewell. He is survived by his wife, Sidney; daughter, Shawndee Kennedy, husband James; granddaughters, Alexandra and Presley; step-son, Jerry and step-daughter, Angela, husband, Riley; grandchildren, James, Katherine, and Emily; dearly loved pets, Sara and Stitch; sisters, Wanda Foxworthy and children, Casey Reynolds and Sherry and Ron Clark, Sonja Smart and children, Shane and Jennifer Hamilton, and Aspen Hamilton; sister-in-law, Nancy Smart of Utah; and nine nieces and nephews. Tex proudly served in the Navy from 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1969, and served two years in the Naval Reserves. Tex moved to Roswell, where he worked for the TMC bus company as a foreman for 17 years. Tex Smart was a member of the Roswell Jaycees, and held numerous offices including that of President. Tex returned to Albuquerque where he worked for Groendyke Transport, as a driver, trainer, and CDL instructor. Tex retired from Groendyke in 2009. Tex was a totally devoted follower of Christ and active in his church. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, working on his Cushman scooter, playing with his grandchildren and pets, reminiscing about family history, and enjoyed western movies and books. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the University of New Mexico Cancer Research Center, MSC07 4025, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at French – University. Tex will be laid to rest on Thursday, March 17, 2011, in Claude, Texas with his mother and other members of the Oates and Lynch family. Obit from memorial #66934606.

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