Thomas Smith


Thomas M. Smith, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Madisonville. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at Day Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral service is scheduled for noon with the graveside service immediately following at Foster Cemetery in Huntsville. The Rev. Patricia Wehn-Glowski will officiate.

Tommy, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on Aug. 18, 1937, in Normangee, to William and Frances (Worthington) Smith. He graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston, then soon after became a long-time employee at The Buddy Bray Pearl Beer Distributing Co. of East Houston. After retiring, Tommy returned to his hometown where he continued his hard work as a rancher.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; his son, William Roy (Sam) Smith; his brothers, Albert, Marvin, Billy and Ray; and sisters, Frances and Betty.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Barbara Bates Smith, and many nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are Larry Smith, Lonny Smith, Steve Stevens, Jon Rice, Pete Alanis and Ryan Alanis.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church or The Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at