The Orange Leader
Harold Loyd Smith, 86, of Orange, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013, at The Meadows in Orange.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, October 17, 2013, at The First Church of the Nazarene in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Vaughn and Pastor K. Ray McDowell. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Jason Smith, Eric Smith, Brandon Smith, Adam Cochran, Mike Feagin and Tommy Seimar. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Class at The First Church of the Nazarene and Bill Garrett.
Visitation will be from 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Beaumont on May 18, 1927, Harold was the son of Floyd Fleming Smith and Alita (Broussard) Smith. Harold served in the U.S. Navy and later retired from DuPont after 30 years. He started Eastex Plastics and served for 4 years as president. Harold was an active member of The First Church of the Nazarene for 26 years. He loved his church and church family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Adrienne Claire Smith and Alita Kathryn Smith and sister, Betty Ducote.
Harold is survived by his wife, Grace (Borchers) Smith of Orange; sons, Harold Smith, Jr. and wife Deanna, and David B. Smith and wife, Nancy, both of Houma, Louisiana; daughter, Patti Smith Cochran and husband, Lawrence of New Roads, Louisiana; grandchildren, Jason Smith and wife, Christy, Eric Smith and wife, Heidi, Brandon Smith and wife, Leslie, Adam Cochran; six great-grandchildren; brother, Billy Floyd Smith; sisters, Barbara Cannon and Linda Berger and Mike Feagin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or to The First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 Martin Luther King Dr., Orange, TX 77632.