C.L. Smith, 77, of Powderly passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Gospel Lighthouse Church in Powderly, Texas. Burial will follow in the Long Cemetery. Family will receive friends starting at 6:00 PM Friday at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Powderly.
C.L. was born on February 20, 1944 in Lamar Co. a son of Troy and Mildred Wallace Smith. He was owner of C.L. Smith Equipment and Sales for 52 years. There motto was “We Sell The Best and Service The Rest.” C.L. served on the board of Lamar County Electric O-op, CASA, was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and served in the Texas National Guard.
He is survived by his spouse, Faybress Bolyard Smith; son, Clifford Smith of Powderly; grandchildren, Bethany Love Roberts and spouse, David of Powderly, Chivas Lee Smith and Andrea of Kelleyville, OK, Raylynn Smith of Lewisburg, TN and Tyler Ray Smith of TN; brother, Ronald E. Smith of Longview, TX. and a sister, Dorothy Melton of Powderly.
C.L. was preceded in death by his son Troy Lee Smith, his parents, brother, David Smith and sisters Shirley Colwell and Patty Dodds.
Pallbearers will be Pat Thomas, Tracer Moody, Bobby Wallace, Keland Bearpaw, Ethan Hively and Logan Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Bolyard, Tony Bolyard, Glenn Bolyard, Billy Melton, Ronnie Blount, Chris Smith and Mark Thomas.