December 21, 1947 - November 8, 2016

Thomas Clarence Smith, 68, of Jacksonville, Ore. passed away November 8, 2016 in Killeen, Texas. He was born December 21, 1947 to Roger and Lois Smith in Syracuse, N.Y.

Thomas attended school in Syracuse and graduated from Liverpool High School. He was very active in gymnastics and baseball. He worked at Allura as an electrician and was planning to retire in Copperas Cove, Texas. He was a Vietnam war veteran and served in the United States Navy. Thomas married Alma Richardson August 19, 1978 in Long Beach, Calif. and moved to Jacksonville, Ore. in 1984.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Alma Smith; his son, Jacob Smith and wife, Mallory; his daughter, Lindsey Rittierodt and spouse, Joey; his sisters, Charlene Martin and Patricia Smith; his mother, Lois Smith; and his grandchildren, Arai and Eli Smith and Christina Rittierodt. He was predeceased by his father, Roger C. Smith.

Military services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the VA Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. Burial followed. Arrangements are by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home.