Frank Martin Smith

Published 9:13 am Friday, January 13, 2017


Frank Martin Smith, 70, of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at his home.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:00-2:00 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, on October 26, 1946, Frank was the son of Alta Belle (Turner) and Frank Smith. He served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was a musician and a welder.

Frank is survived by step-son, Paul Miller of Orange; longtime friend and companion, Jane Miller Tanton of Orange; sister, P.J. Turner of Dallas; and nephew, Daniel Buckner of Silsbee.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Ritter, Pierce Butler, and Paul Miller.

The family would like to wish a special thank you to Pam and John Ritter and to Pierce and Rose Butler for their friendship and care, as well as the staff at New Century Hospice, especially Chaplain David Abshire.