Reginald ”Reggie” B. Smith, Sr. of Sherman said, “I want to go home to God.” His desire for heaven was fulfilled June 22, 2020, at the age of 80. Reggie, who was born at home in Mabank, was the youngest of four children between Bertha and Aubra E. Smith.
Reggie enjoyed raising cattle, horseback riding, football, country music, shooting, politics, people, Mexican food, steaks, long trips to the beach, gardening, buttered up desserts and cats.
Having been raised with a special needs brother, he had a life-long concern and affinity for those who struggled emotionally and physically. An accomplished athlete, Reggie excelled in football, basketball, and track – quarterbacking his varsity high school team for three years and leading his varsity basketball team in scoring.
After graduating from East Texas State University, he went to work for Texas Instruments from which he would eventually retire after 35 years of faithful service.
In 1966, on a blind date, he met the love of his life – Sherilyn Smith. Reggie and Sherilyn tied the knot Nov. 12, 1966. They were blessed with three beautiful children, Reggie, Allison and Hunter.
Reggie was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Jolie Pickens and Loretta Hudspeth, and brother Aubra Smith and sister-in-law Margo Smith.
Reggie is survived by his wife, his children and their families Reggie Smith and wife Stephany of Van Alstyne, Allison Robertson and husband Clay of Kerrville and Hunter Smith and wife Jennifer of Zionsville, Ind. He was blessed with and survived by grandchildren Olivia Robertson, Juliana Robertson, Audrey Kate Robertson, Grant Robertson, Josiah Smith, Samuel Smith, Lydia Smith, Beau Smith, Reggie Smith, Anna Katherine Smith and Rhett Smith, sister-in-law Roxanne Smith, first cousins Presley Wright, Betty Kirby, nephew Joe Pickens and wife Andrea, nieces Marta Harvey and husband Les and Laurann Pratt, Kristen McCoy and husband Billy, Cariana Haker and husband Chad and Che’ Jones and husband Doug and nephew Adam Coffey.
His family would like to thank his home church, Western Heights Church of Christ, The Woodlands nursing staff and a large, loving host of family and friends who supported him through his illness and end of life.
Funeral services were held June 26, 2020 at Western Heights Church of Christ. Burial followed at West Hill Cemetery. The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.