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3915 Dacoma St.
Suite E
Houston, TX 77092
Phone: 713-344-0764
Fax: 888-281-0550
Garland Smith

Garland Smith

Tuesday, September 14, 1954 Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Obituary for Garland Ashley Smith

Garland Ashely Smith, age 64, passed away April 20, 2019 in the comfort of his home with family and friends after a courageous nine-year battle with cancer. Born in Magnolia, Texas in 1954, he was the son of Clyde Smith and Irma Smith and younger brother to Wayne Smith. He graduated in 1973 from Magnolia High School, where he was involved in student activities and was captain of the football team where he played both linebacker and fullback as #44 for the Bulldogs. He served seven years as a law enforcement officer for the Houston Police Department before going into the financial services industry. He became a certified financial planner while working for over twenty years at American Express Financial Advisors. Garland was an avid hunter, enjoying the brisk weather of the fall, although it could be said more time was spent with friends around the campfire, telling tall-tales and sharing pints of whiskey. He also enjoyed golfing, playing poker, and cheering on his Astros and Texans. Garland will be remembered for a wicked sense of humor, his sharp mind, and love for his friends and family.
Garland is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Cynthia Pearl Smith, or “CP” as he affectionately called her, and his daughter, Talena Renee Smith, his son-in-law Rick Merritt, as well as two very spoiled cats, George and Clyde. He is also survived by his brother, Wayne Smith, sister-in-law Peggy Smith, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irma, and father, Clyde.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 29, 2019, 10:30 am at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 11330 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX 77070. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Cancer Society or Lakewood United Methodist Church.

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    April 29, 2019 | 10:30am
    Lakewood United Methodist Church
    11330 Louetta Rd.
    Tomball, Texas
    April 29, 2019

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Leona Ava

Dear family, Jesus surrounded himself with a variety of personalities. For example, Matthew was a man of finance, Luke was a physician, James and John were fishermen. Clearly your family member Garland was in very good company. The beautiful promises the Bible offers for someone who loved life so much can be such a comfort. As the Bible’s reassures in Psalms 37:29 “The righteousness will possess the earth and they will live forever on it” also In Our Lords Prayer ,Jesus taught us about a future time when God’s will shall be done here on the earth as in heaven. All these men, were men of the land as your dearest Garland. (Garland a man of the land) My sincere prayers are with you in your time of deep grief.
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Yolanda Tameyoza Ramirez

To Mr. Garland's family. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah promises that you will see him again. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29. He will also be in perfect health. Revelation 21:1-5. ❤️
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Alyssa V

I wanted to express my deepest condolences. There is a loving promise found at Isaiah 25:8 where it reads: “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces... For Jehovah himself has spoken it.” This is a hopefull promise that our Heavenly Father has given us and he cannot wait to fulfill it! (Job 14:14,15).
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Jane, Laurie, Jeff, and Kirstin Hamilton

Cindy and Talena, We were so sorry to hear of Garland's passing; he was a kind and generous man, and Chas treasured their friendship.
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Courtney Page

Momma Cindy & Talena .. I love you both. I will always laugh at the memory of me running & hiding from Garland when we would bring Talena home. Colton has a guardian angel on the football field ( #44 continues on ). Love you both !!! Courtney
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