Noel Glen Smith Jr.

Noel Glen Smith Jr.


Noel Glen Smith, Jr., 74, of Kaufman, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by family.

Mr. Smith was born to Noel Sr. and Lucy Hazel Smith on March 25, 1943, in Chickasha, Okla.

He moved to Texas where he met Hattie Joyce Teague; they married on July 17, 1965, in Andrews. He spent his time wood working, bowling, fishing, playing basketball, softball and writing poems. He had one of the best fast pitches in softball that you have ever seen. He played on the University of New Mexico’s basketball team and participated in several men's bowling teams. He was equally as passionate about music and writing as he was sports. He loved to sing and was a part time minister of music at Gerard Baptist Church.

He was a happy, kind and easy-going man who loved to play games, especially solving puzzles. He would often go treasure hunting with his metal detector because he had a passion for geology and history.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Hattie Joyce Smith; children, Cheree Harper and husband, Tim, Tim Smith and wife, Rose, David Smith and wife, Marcie, Daniel Smith and wife, Meredith; grandchildren, Bethany, Trevor, Cassie, Alaina, Korbin, Nicole, Ashely, Jacob B., Jacob V., Jackson, Kaylee, Kaitlyn and Zack; great-grandchild, Blake; siblings, Carol Sue and Donald Gene; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends; and his pets, Tink and Petie Pan who will miss him dearly.