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Jackie Ray Smith

September 26, 1942 - March 28, 2018

Jackie Ray Smith, 75, of Richmond, Texas passed away on March 28, 2018 with his family by his side.

He was born on September 26, 1942 to J D and Eugenia (Lockhart) Smith in Austin, TX. On June 28, 1980 he married Mona Raley.

Jackie graduated from Utopia High School and went on to Southwest Texas State University. Jackie served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1970. He was the owner of Gulf Coast Coring, Inc. and a life member of Fort Bend County Fair Association.

Jackie loved his family, horseracing, the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and fishing at his home in Matagorda with his family and friends. He was an incredibly generous man who supported many children’s charities. He was a loving man, who always took care of his family. Jackie was a lover of life and celebrated every moment. He became engaged on the way to a horse race and spent his honeymoon running three horses. He got the most out of living! His life was full!

Jackie is survived by his wife, Mona Raley Smith of Richmond, TX; daughters, Katie Smith Young and husband Doug of Austin, TX, and Rory Smith Petty and husband Bryan of Rosenberg, TX; sisters, Vivian McClure of Grapevine, TX, and Fannie Lawrence of Del Valle, TX; and 3 grandchildren, Riley Young, Jack Young, and Brantley Ray Petty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J D and Eugenia (Lockhart) Smith, brothers, J D and Johnny Smith, and sisters, Carol Shugart and Mary Smith.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 2, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX.

Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am, Monday at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Fr. Frankie Rodriquez officiating.

Burial with military honors by the United States Army will take place in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Nada, TX.

Pallbearers are Jack Young, Doug Young, Bryan Petty, Andrew Dow, Richard Guidry, Roger Smith and Bud O'Shieles. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Bill Raley, Danny Hughes, and Brantley Ray Petty.

Memorials are suggested to the Fort Bend County Fair Association, 4310 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471.


Jackie Ray Smith
September 26, 1942 - March 28, 2018



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