February 12, 1970 - August 7, 2021
Christopher Don Smith, 51, of Fate, TX, rode out of this world August 7, 2021. Chris was born February 12, 1970, in Garland, TX, to Eric Don Smith and Angelia Darlene (Talley) Herndon. He was the loving husband of Sherry (Parks) Smith, and an extremely proud father of his daughter, Morgan Mikayla Smith, and son, Mitchell Christopher Smith. Raised in Royse City, Texas, Chris was a U.S. Marine Veteran who served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His time as a Marine is what shaped him into the person that we all came to know and love. Chris was active in the Royse City Fire Department as a volunteer from 1999-2009, and performed the role of Assistant Fire Chief for several years. He was a local business owner over the years, specifically the Lazy Dawg, and most recently performed the role of Superintendent for Scott Clements Homes. Chris loved his family, loved his country and loved people in general. He had an infectious smile that could light up a room. He spoke candidly and honestly, but also made you feel like you were the most important person in the world when you held his attention. He would be the first one to offer a helping hand or a kind word, or the shirt off his back. Chris lived life his way and unarguably to the fullest. Where Chris was, fun was sure to follow. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife: Sherry Smith; children: Morgan Mikayla Smith and Mitchell Christopher Smith, and their mother: Mary Mitchell; mother: Darlene Herndon and husband Jimmy Joe; sisters: Tricia Clark and husband John, Jenny Herndon, and Ashley Wallace and husband Bo; brothers: Eric Smith and wife Dianna, and Paul Smith; grandparents: Charles and Reba Talley; nieces: Ryleigh, Charlee, Madi, Bella, Taylor, Raylee, Cheyenne and Kinslee; nephews: Jalen, Jeremy, Alex, Jaxon and Bryant; godson: Caleb; and many aunts, uncles and extended family who will all miss him dearly. Chris was preceded in death by his father: Eric Don Smith; grandmother: Mildred Smith; grandfather: Grady Smith; and great-grandparents: Shorty and Sarah Monk. A celebration of Chris’s life will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Big Sky Event Center, 7508 CR 2584, Royse City, TX, 75189, with Terry “Mama T” Fowlkes officiating. Interment will follow in Royse City Cemetery. A gathering of friends and loved ones will be held Thursday morning, prior to the service, beginning at 11:00am. After services are complete, please join the family for a reception back at Big Sky Event Center. Masks will be optional.
Christopher Don Smith, 51, of Fate, TX, rode out of this world August 7, 2021. Chris was born February 12, 1970, in Garland, TX, to Eric Don Smith and Angelia Darlene (Talley) Herndon. He was the loving husband of Sherry (Parks) Smith, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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