David Patrick Smith

November 26, 2018

A military graveside service for David Patrick Smith, 76, of Rusk was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at the Houston National Cemetery.

Mr. Smith passed away Nov. 13, 2018 at his residence.

He was born July 16, 1942 in Houston, to the late Albert P. and Josephine Irene Muyzka Smith.

He was a resident of Rusk for the last 18 years and was formerly of Houston. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rusk. Mr. Smith was retired from Mrs. Baird’s and loved to fish.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John L. Smith; and grandson, Hudson Folkerts. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Linda Smith of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and JoDee Johnson of Humble; four daughters and son-in-law, Mandy and Kirk Folkerts of Tom Ball, Deena Smith of Houston, April Shinn of Seabrook, Patricia Smith of Rusk; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Patrick Jr. and Shelly Smith of Bryan and Joshua P. and Melanie Smith of Katy; grandchildren, Travis, Kolton, Landon, Payton, George, Presley, Hannah, Aiden, Cooper, Laycee and Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.