Tommie Hilda Smith, 90, loving grandmother, friend, and neighbor, died Tuesday, Oct, 11, 2016. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Home, 1321 Precinct Line Rd. in Hurst. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lucas Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Night Shelter,2400 Cypress St, Fort Worth, 76102 http://www.journeyhome.org/ Tommie was born in a house on First Street, across from the courthouse in Fort Worth, on Dec. 4, 1925. She was the only child of Thomas and Stella Wilson. During the Depression, her family, along with their extended family, traveled around Texas in a medicine show. Life was hard and education was limited. The family settled in Haltom City during World War II, when gas rations prevented further travel. At age 18, she felt rich after landing a job making shells for the U.S. Navy at a local munitions' plant. Tommie married Kirby Smith on Jan. 7, 1950. Once settled in Richland Hills, they never left. Tommie became the gold standard of the post World War II 50s housewife and mother. She helped Kirby in his business, she raised three kids, she made being sick fun, she kept order and she had time for us and our schools. We made As on art projects she created, she gave the best pool parties, she pulled weeds and loved her yard, she was magic with babies, she served her church and the Riverside Lions' Club, she traveled the world and she adored her grandchildren and great-grands. She lovingly guided her parents, her Aunt Cecil and our dad to the other side. Most important, she showed us how to be generous, how to grow old gracefully and how to sow sweetness along the path. The family gratefully thanks Dr. Gayden and Dr. Hwang and the caring staff at North Hills Hospital and the equally caring staff at Remarkable Healthcare. We thank her supportive church family at Birdville Baptist Church. Lastly, we thank all the neighbors, new and old, living and dead on Scranton Drive from 1956 to 2016. Survivors: Daughter, Cherry Langford and husband, Jim; son, Van Smith and wife, Debbie; daughter, Angie Holt and husband, Tom; grandchildren, Leigh Langford, Jami Wood and husband, Adam, Blair Furrh and husband, Duncan, Ashley Stigall and husband, Garrett, Laura Holt, Riley Smith and his wife, Sydney, Rani Smith and Reid Smith; great-grandchildren, Aaron Wood, Micah Wood and Madeleine Stigall.
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