[Funeral Program for Reverend Fred D. Smith, September 11, 1991] Page: 2 of 3
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fred (Douglas Smith was born into the union ofAndrew], and Laura A. griffin Smith
on October 11,1913, in Lavernia, Texas. Tit was the eighth child out of thirteen.
Oit attendedpublic schools in Lavernia, Texas, and accepted Christ at a underage and
zoos baptized by %&v. 'W. A. Johnson. The famity moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1927,
where he enroCCed at 'Douglas Junior High before graduating he became employed at
Hammond Shoe Shop and retired from (Ryder Trucking Company in 1962, taking pride
in His job.
fredwas married to Lucille 'White in 1932 to this union were four sons, two sons,
%gbert Lee and Carl'DonaldSmith preceded him in death. This marriage was dissolved.
-He Cater became reunited in holy matrimony in 1947 to Versie V Halton. To this union
fx was blessed with three children, Linda green, Sidney C. and Terry L. Smith Terrell.
)k accepted his divine call into the ministry at Shiloh Missionary 'Baptist Church in
1956. His first sermon was delivered at Shiloh Missionary (Baptist Church under the late
(Dr. S. £. Steward. His first church to pastor was Little Hill 'Baptist Church, Ottine,
Te^as. fyv. Smith preached an uncompromising gospel and souls were won
greater workwas in store for him. Me heard the great call and organized the Lilly Of
Valley Missionary (Bapitst Church on July 7,1961 with fifteen members and remained
a faithful, dedicated pastor until his death on September 7,1991. Aside from his busy
schedule, he found time to assist in the community. 'He was a Sunday School teacher in
the San Antonio Ministers Union.
Kf v. Smith leaves the family heritage in Coving memories fiis wife, Versk V.; sons, f red
-Douglas, Jr., VaulDeanSmithofCalifornia,SidneyC.SmithofSanAntonw; daughters,
Linda Green, Terry Smith lentil of San Antonio; a host of grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, four brothers, John C. 0. * Smith, Dallas, Texas, %fV.£.W.
Smith and Andrew Louis Smith; one sister, Cora •£. fetguson; Coving sisur-m-law,
Margie % "Ward, -Riverside, California; brothers-in-law, OtisS. Malum, LosAngeUs,
California, J. C. Malum, -East, Texas,}. & 'Bryant, -Dallas,Texas, and a host of relatives
and friends. Me was preceded in death by brothers, Clinton J., Dennis Q. Snuth <"«« *
unnamed ba6y Brother and sisters, Lizzie <D. Caruthers, Lottie <3. Todd, and Ida Mae
Did not our heart burn within us
St. Lu£e 24:32
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