Harry J. Smith

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015

(March 06, 1932 – March 18, 2015 )

Memorial services for Harry J. Smith, 83, of Huntington, Texas will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born March 6, 1932 in Picayune, Mississippi to Carlie Smith and Elizabeth (Seal) Smith, and died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence in Huntington.

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Mr. Smith had resided in Huntington for 31 years. He was a switchman at Armco Steel for 28 years. Mr. Smith loved hunting and fishing and watching football and fishing shows. He was a U.S. Navy Gunner in the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his daughters, Maris Belinda Spiers and husband Robert of Maryland, and Candace Arden Eiler and husband Gregg of Houston; son, Stanley Smith and wife LaRae of The Woodlands; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Carol Palmier of Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Albert Smith; sister, Betty Ruth Murphy; and the mother of his children, Marilyn Stanleigh Kitch.